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The big snowstorm in the Northeast didn’t stop the late night comedy shows.

The Daily Show reviewed this past weekend’s big right-wing summit in Iowa: Mike Huckabee’s hunger, Rick Perry’s bellicosity, Donald Trump’s ego, and Sarah Palin’s sheer incoherence.

Conan O’Brien’s monologue also looked at the possible presidential candidacies of Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, and Jeb Bush.

Former Bush-era White House communications director Nicole Wallace, now a co-host of The View appeared with David Letterman to talk about her political experiences — such as what it was like in the White House press office when then-Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot a man.

Nicole Wallace also talked about her infamously bad relationship with Sarah Palin, during her time as an adviser on the McCain campaign in 2008. And even despite Wallace’s good humor, she said that Palin’s deficiencies were “sort of chilling” for the campaign staffers.

“I did my best!” she added.

And on a more serious topic, The Nightly Show saw Larry Wilmore host a panel discussion on the controversies surrounding the movie American Sniper, including both military veterans and critics of the Iraq War.

Michael Flynn

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Reprinted with permission from Alternet

President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced a "full pardon" for his former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, a key figure from the start of Russia investigation and the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Flynn had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with the Russian ambassador during the 2016 presidential transition. The reason for his lying was never fully explained. He also admitted to working as an unregistered foreign agent for Turkey while serving on the Trump campaign, work that included publishing a ghost-written op-ed in The Hill that argued for extraditing an American resident who is seen as an enemy of the Turkish government. After admitting to his crimes, Flynn attempted to recant and withdraw his guilty plea, an issue which had yet to be resolved by the courts.

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