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With Melissa McCarthy playing Sean Spicer, ‘SNL’ cranks up Donald Trump satire

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Melissa McCarthy lampooned White House press secretary Sean Spicer in a “Saturday Night Live” sketch where she taunted reporters as “losers,” fired a water gun at the press corps and even used the lectern to ram a Wall Street Journal journalist. “SNL” opened with Alec Baldwin reprising his President Donald Trump and phoning foreign leaders with chief strategist Stephen Bannon by his side. Bannon, with hood and scythe, was portrayed as the grim reaper. He nodded affirmatively after the successive…

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If not Jeb Bush, then Chris Christie, not Marco Rubio

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As Jeb Bush’s campaign struggles to stay above the margin of error in national polls of the presidential race, this Jeb supporter is looking for a new candidate to give his exclamation mark. I just finished reading Eli Stokols and Marc Caputo dispiriting report about Bush’s campaign and how many staffers and top level donors – even those still committed to the former Florida governor – recognize the campaign is in a death spiral. “Jeb just isn’t very talented at this. And the problem is that Jeb…

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“Concussion” movie dramatizes struggle to reveal football tragedies

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“Concussion” delivers a hard hit to the NFL as it deals with data linking repeated blows to the heads of its players to dementia and a host of other problems. The league’s rocky dealings with Dr. Bennet Omalu, who identified a degenerative disease in football players known as CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, are the focus of the movie’s second hour. Starring Will Smith and Alec Baldwin, “Concussion” had its premiere Tuesday night at AFI Fest in Hollywood. Among the…

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