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'Veep' can't get crazy enough to satirize real-life politics, cast says

'Veep' can't get crazy enough to satirize real-life politics, cast says

The cast of HBO's caustic political comedy series "Veep" used to have an Emmy night tradition of gathering after the show and taking a picture together, their hands flashing the L-shaped loser gesture. (Or, taken another way: Here's to you, "Modern Family!")

That changed in September when "Veep" won the comedy series Emmy for its fourth season. This year, the program has a new show runner, David Mandel, but its biting brilliance remains intact. Its main competition is the circus on the nightly news, screwball comedy so nuts,...

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