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    ‘SNL’ Cast Sees Election Year Upheaval

    Do comedians have term limits? As it dives into a high-stakes campaign season, Saturday Night Live has dumped fixtures Jay Pharoah (with his spot-on President Obama impression) and Taran Killam, along with featured player Jon Rudnitsky — all without explanation. Its best moments last season came from guest spots — think Larry David as Bernie Sanders or Darrell Hammond as Donald Trump. With no real breakout stars aside from Kate McKinnon — who does a worthy Hillary Clinton — producer Lorne Michaels opted for a shakeup heading into September’s 42nd season debut.

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