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politics lead

February 21st, 2014
05:29 PM ET

Is D.C. a real-life 'House of Cards'?

Washington (CNN) – Thought bubble: The White House removing chained CPI from their budget arguably shows that Washington is even more cynical than "House of Cards."

The plot lines are similar between today's headlines and the first few episodes of the second season of the Netflix show, in which lawmakers raise the age of retirement to 68. Specifically, Democratic leaders push a Republican proposal to raise to the retirement age through Congress even after Republicans, out of pique, abandon negotiations.

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money lead

February 21st, 2014
01:29 PM ET

FCC commissioner weighs in on Comcast -Time Warner merger

(CNN)– Earlier this month, Comcast said it had agreed to buy Time Warner Cable for $45 billion in a deal that would combine the two biggest cable companies in the United States.

To date, the merger has not been formally submitted to the Federal Communications Commission.

"We expect it will be soon, and in that event, I and my colleagues will have to review the facts, as presented to us, the opinions people on the outside, ... and reach a judgement," FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai told CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."
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