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Larry Wilmore examined the humanitarian crisis going on in Flint, Michigan, where residents have been poisoned by toxic, lead-tainted water.

“You know, because it’s an election year, we always hear Republicans talk about the glory of small government. Well, this is what small government looks like,” Larry declared. “When you have politicians falling all over each other to see who can make the most draconian budget cuts, you get decisions like this: Citizens poisoned, in a mania to save a hundred f***ing dollars a days. I mean, officials in Flint, Michigan, should all be rounded up and put behind bars — and if you need some extra lead for those bars, just hold a town blood drive.”

The Daily Show‘s Al Madrigal looked at the latest instance of the government “screwing over Native Americans — again”: A mining operation in Arizona, on Apache holy land — with not a word being said by political leaders about this particular assault on “religious freedom.”

Seth Meyers gave a serious commentary on Donald Trump’s white nationalist supporters, “providing yet another example of the degree to which Trump’s candidacy has appealed to racists.”

Stephen Colbert lampooned the self-proclaimed militia group that has taken over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. The latest development: Their request for people to send in all the supplies that they didn’t bring for themselves, like food, hair-care products — and French vanilla creamer for their coffee.

Jimmy Fallon listed the “Pros and Cons” of President Obama’s final State of the Union address.

Former Vice President Joe Biden

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Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters

President Donald Trump's media allies are distorting a quote from presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in order to falsely claim that Biden called police "the enemy." The lie followed a now well-trod path from Trump's campaign to his propagandists in Fox News prime time.

Biden has called for police reform following the brutal killing of George Floyd by officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota. While describing some of his campaign's proposals during an interview with progressive activist Ady Barkan published by NowThis News on Wednesday morning, Biden highlighted the problem of police militarization and how it impacts public perceptions of law enforcement.

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