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House of Cards — the celebrated political drama and cultural lodestone — returns this weekend for its third season. The wildly popular show has its origins in a novel by Michael Dobbs, a former British politico who ascended from being an advisor to Margaret Thatcher to becoming the Conservative Party’s chief of staff. From Westminster to Washington, Dobbs’ depiction of democratic government as a pit of merciless, manipulative snakes has stood the test of time, sustaining two television adaptations, thousands of think pieces, and, no doubt, the private reveries of more pols than we care to admit.

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Republicans in the Arizona state Senate are officially off the hook for the $2.8 million needed to replace hundreds of voting machines ruined during the GOP-led, scandal-ridden "audit" of the 2020 election results in the state, the Arizona Republic reported.

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted in August to force GOP state senators — who had signed an agreement saying that they would be responsible for any costs incurred from their "forensic audit" of the state's 2020 election — to pay the millions for the machines.

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