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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Marta Kauffman
For the second day running, President Obama is staged to meet with notable Hollywood celebrities and elites and ask for money for the Democratic Party.
Ah, the glittering White House fundraising amid political discord: We're talking seven events in 48 hours to raise money for Democratic lawmakers gearing up for the 2014 midterms. President Obama departed the nation's capital Sunday, bound for a pair of fundraisers in Seattle. But, hey, a West Coast visit always includes California, and Mr. Obama jets South on Monday to headline the moneymakers.
Cat-fights among women on "Love & Hip Hop," "Basketball Wives" and "The Real Housewives" franchises are not unusual. In fact, fans of the shows expect harsh language and the knock-down, drag-out fights that are featured.
At first glance, the television industry is in the grip of female empowerment so strong that men seem relegated to an afterthought.
Mr. Avnet and Mr. Garcia "want to do grittier, edgier stories about women than you normally see," both dramatic and comedic, Miss Kauffman said.
"It was so much fun," Miss Kauffman said of the series, which she wrote and directed. "It was a little bit like guerrilla television. We shot seven pages [of script] a day, and that's a lot."