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Real-life drama in age of Donald Trump challenges TV’s storytellers

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Say you’re a storyteller whose TV show draws inspiration from real-life Washington. Whether portraying the noble geopolitics of “Madam Secretary” or the dirty deeds on “House of Cards,” the high-stakes fumbling on “Veep” or the scourge of terrorism that haunts “Homeland,” script writers have always faced the challenge of staying topical yet inventive without straying outside the bounds of plausibility. Then the Donald Trump presidency struck. Almost overnight the unexpected or unthinkable became the new normal, with real-life drama constantly…

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Look for comedic parents in NCAA Tournament crowd on Saturday

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A look at some interesting things as we head into Saturday, the first day of the second round of the NCAA Tournament: SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE There will be plenty of parent shots during two games Saturday. No. 12 seed Xavier and assistant coach Luke Murray, son of actor-comedian Bill Murray, faces third-seeded Florida State in Orlando, Florida. Meanwhile, Charlie Hall, son of former SNLers Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Brad Hall, plays for eighth-seeded Northwestern, which faces top-seeded Gonzaga in Salt Lake…

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Alan Grayson draws fire from conservative group after posting controversial abortion post on Twitter

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Minutes after the Florida House approved a Senate amendment to a contentious abortion restrictions bill, U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson let loose with a Twitter post quoting the television show VEEP. “If men got pregnant, you could get an abortion at an ATM,” read the post, citing the show’s lead character, Selena Meyer, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus. The tweet immediately drew fire from the center-right group Better Florida Alliance. “Abortion is no laughing matter. Given Grayson’s past treatment of pregnant women comes as no…

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I finally figured out who Donald Trump is (hint, it’s a “Seinfeld” character)

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When the story of Jeb Bush‘s presidential campaign is written, what will have likely constituted the fatal blow is the devastating description of the former Florida governor as “low-energy” by Donald Trump. In a video released in September, Trump implored Bush supporters to “wake up” in a comical spin on a sleep-aide commercial mocking Bush. The video’s release came right after a woman was filmed nodding off behind Bush as he spoke at a rally. Of all the negatives one would have expected to be…

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