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Politics

May 28

Lawmaker finds new realities in return to Congress

Minnesota’s Rick Nolan, back after 32 years, decries disunity, focus on money

Eighth in a series

WASHINGTON — Rick Nolan fondly recalls his first days in Congress. He played basketball with teammates Al Gore and Dan Quayle, joined scrimmages against the Russian embassy staff, and signed up for a baseball team called the “Knee-Jerk Liberals.’’

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