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Return of Netflix's 'House of Cards' Has Americans — Even Obama — Excited

Obama in 2014 made it known he enjoys the show, which features Kevin Spacey as the underhandedly ruthless American president, Frank Underwood.
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President Barack Obama is a self-professed fan of Netflix's hit D.C. drama "House of Cards," which returned for its fourth season Friday.

And so, with no public appearances on his schedule for the day, will the president get to "Netflix and chill" with one of his favorite shows?

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In answering that question during a press briefing, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said he was not sure if Obama's weekend plans will include catching up on the soapy political drama.

Still, "there are a lot of people in Washington looking forward to spending time" with "House of Cards," Earnest said.

Obama has made it known he enjoys the show, which features Kevin Spacey as the diabolical American president, Frank Underwood.

Last April Fool's Day, Obama channeled his inner-Underwood by employing a faux-Southern accent and saying, "Frank learned it from me."

The Emmy-nominated drama is also a favorite of other Washington politicians, and its twist and turns with presidential and Supreme Court plotlines hasn't gone unnoticed, particularly in this election cycle.

Even House Speaker Paul Ryan got into the fun of it on Friday, taking on the "House of Cards" motif with a "House of Ideas" recap of what the real-life House of Representatives is doing.