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There are things we know about the George Washington Bridge lane closing scandal. We learned weeks ago about the basic what, where, and when. Access lanes to the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, N.J. were closed for several days in September, causing a massive traffic jam in the town.

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Updated: January 29, 2014, 4:01 PM

A former rival of Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) said Wednesday that he has a theory to explain why the Staten Island congressman has a history of outbursts like the one that drew headlines following Tuesday's State Of The Union: steroids.

Mark Murphy, a Democrat who lost a House race against Grimm in 2012, spoke to TPM and said that while he has no direct evidence he believes that steroid use is responsible for multiple incidents where Grimm and a man he described as the congressman's "bodyguard" have lost their cool.

"These guys are wrapped so tight from the steroids that they're on, it's insane," Murphy said.

Murphy, the real estate developer son of former Rep. John Murphy (D-NY), later went on to add: "I have no knowledge whether or not they're on steroids, but they just seem wound so tight it would seem that they are on something."

Grimm's office declined to comment.

"Thank you for your solicitation for additional comment from Congressman Grimm. I am in receipt of your request," spokesman Nick Iacono wrote in an email to TPM. "The Congressman will not be giving any additional comments on this matter at this time."

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Late Tuesday night, after President Obama delivered the State of the Union address, Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) delivered a message of his own.

"Let me be clear to you, you ever do that to me again I'll throw you off this fucking balcony," Grimm told NY1 reporter Michael Scotto following an on-air interview in the Capitol Rotunda. "No, no, you're not man enough, you're not man enough. I'll break you in half. Like a boy."

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The "last message" of a former Senate staffer who is believed to have committed suicide last week while facing child pornography charges was published online Monday.

Politico reported that Ryan Loskarn's mother, Gay Loksarn, created the site JesseRyanLoskarnsLastMessage.com to post a letter from him that blamed his interest in child pornography on past sexual abuse.

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The bridge scandal that has been rocking New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) administration is now linked in at least one more small way to a billion-dollar redevelopment project in the state.

On Friday, news broke that one of the officials embroiled in the scandal had hired the high-powered New Jersey lawfirm of Genova Burns Giantomasi Webster to represent him as both state and federal authorities investigate the matter.

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The company tied to the latest explosive allegations against New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) office said this week that the donations it made to politicians and committees over the years were proper.

Rockefeller Group arrived in the spotlight this week after the mayor of Hoboken, N.J. alleged Christie's administration had threatened to withhold hurricane relief money unless she approved a real estate project involving the company.

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