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Schumer Wakes Up to Obama Cut-Out Every Morning

While giving a tour of the “Omega House,” where he and two other Democratic lawmakers live, Chuck Schumer revealed that, while his room doesn’t have much, it includes a cardboard cut-out of President Obama at the foot of his bed. “The exalted leader,” Schumer told CNN’s Dana Bash.

Bash toured the D.C. home, where Senator Dick Durbin and Representative George Miller of California also reside, to see the inspiration behind Amazon’s new series, Alpha House. As she quipped, there are two major differences between the Alpha House and the Omega House: The show’s characters are Republicans, and their home is much nicer.

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