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America’s relationship with Saudi Arabia — and with all their glorious oil — got noticed by the late night shows.

The Daily Show skewered the American foreign policy establishment and its seemingly unlimited affection for Saudi Arabia, in the wake of the death of King Abdullah — with Jon Stewart contrasting the country’s egregious human rights abuses in juxtaposition to what really seems to matter.

David Letterman hosted MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, with the two of them also discussing the abnormal relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia.

The Nightly Show looked at the issue of big money in politics, with Larry Wilmore realizing that it’s simply impossible to get away from the Koch Brothers and all the other big spenders.

At the end of his monologue last night, Conan O’Brien talked about Sarah Palin’s disastrous speech in Iowa last weekend — and revealed what her new campaign slogan will now be.

Secretary of State and former CIA chief Mike Pompeo

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Before Mike Pompeo was secretary of state in the Trump Administration, he served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency — a position he held from January 2017 (the month Trump was sworn into office) to April 2018. Journalist Natasha Bertrand looks back on Pompeo's activities as CIA director in an article for Politico, reporting that he "put together an undisclosed board of outside advisers" that "some at the agency viewed as inappropriately weighted toward wealthy individuals and well-connected political figures."

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