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Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright play ruthless politicos in Netflix's "House of Cards."

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Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright play ruthless politicos in Netflix's "House of Cards."

House of Cards II: ‘Looking Forward,’ Real-Life Senators Say

Power. Sex. Betrayal. Those are just a few of the themes in Netflix’s vastly popular drama, “House of Cards.” Intrigue might run strongest in the nation’s capital, where lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are fans of the political...

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A sugarcane farm in Belle Glade, Florida on  Oct. 31, 2013.

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A sugarcane farm in Belle Glade, Florida on Oct. 31, 2013.

Farm Bill Shields Crop Insurance

Watchdog groups reeling over the easy passage of a farm bill in the House are focusing on a quieter loss they say is significant for government transparency: The defeat of a plan to make lawmakers disclose crop-insurance subsidies. Absent from...

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Supporters for passage of a new agriculture law rally near the Capitol in Washington on Sept. 12, 2012.

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Supporters for passage of a new agriculture law rally near the Capitol in Washington on Sept. 12, 2012.

Fiscal Cliff Bonus Savings Offered: Un-sticking that Stuck Farm Bill

Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow  is urging her party’s negotiators to throw another big piece of legislation into the mix during fiscal-cliff talks. Her suggestion: Look at the Senate-passed farm bill, S.  3240, according to spokesman Ben Becker. Bloomberg Government...

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Sen. Claire McCaskill during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.

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Sen. Claire McCaskill during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.

McCaskill, Tester Among Democratic Senators Getting Party Funds

Eleven Democratic senators or candidates running for the Senate this year have received the maximum $43,100 donation from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, according to a documents the political group filed with the Senate public records office. The DSCC, which...

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