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  • ** FILE ** Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, chairman of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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  • FILE - In this July 18, 2013 file photo, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Harkin is one of many proponents of a bill that would prohibit employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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  • Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, chairman of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, talks to reporters after the Senate cleared a major hurdle and agreed to proceed to debate a bill that would prohibit workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. The bipartisan vote increases the chances that the Senate will pass the bill by week's end, but its prospects in the Republican-led House are dimmer. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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  • EDITORIAL: The hyperbole disease

    Some of our politicians should go back to junior high school for the history lessons they missed the first time. Ted Cruz sees Germans lurking behind the arborvitae bush, and Tom Harkin imagines the thunder he hears in the west to be P.G.T. Beauregard, organizing the Confederate lines to lick the Yankees once more at Manassas Junction.

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  • **FILE** Sen. Tom Harkin, Iowa Democrat (Associated Press)

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  • Sen. Tom Harkin, Iowa Democrat, holds the four-volume report asserting that for-profit colleges often hit students with exorbitant tuition, aggressive recruiting and abysmal outcomes. Monday, July 30, 2012, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press)

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