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Francis Underwood Responds to Gitmo Plan

Ryan's "House of Ideas" is now regarding Gitmo. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., is pulling out a secret weapon to drum up opposition to President Barack Obama's plan to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba: President Francis Underwood.  

The speaker's office released animated GIFs on Wednesday with the fictional "House of Cards" POTUS played by Kevin Spacey entitled, “President Underwood Responds to President Obama.”  

'House of Cards' Premiere Brings Stars to D.C.

Kelly, who was in D.C. for the State of Union, returns for the premiere. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Your favorite fictional, corrupt politicos are coming to town on Feb. 22. With "House of Cards" season four right around the corner, actors are traveling to Washington for the D.C. premiere.  

The stars will walk the red carpet starting at 8 p.m. outside the National Portrait Gallery. At 8:30 p.m., a screening of the season four premiere will begin in the gallery’s Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium.  

Take Five: Ted Lieu

(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

It’s time again for Take Five, when HOH talks with a member of Congress about topics relatively unrelated to legislative work.  

This week, Rep.-elect Ted Lieu, D-Calif., House Democrats' freshman class president, talks about his turbo technology, hotel points and celebrities in prison. Q. What was your first car? Any great memories of it? A. It was a Ford Thunderbird Turbo. It was a black and ... the inside was red, and it looked really cool.