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Late Night Roundup: ‘The Larry People Vs. Flint,’ Michigan

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.

Late Night Roundup: ‘California Dry’

Jon Stewart highlighted the ongoing struggles of the California drought, and their efforts to conserve water — from the reprocessing of toilet water, to Governor Jerry Brown’s bad poetry, or good old-fashioned citizen snitching.

And California-based Daily Show correspondent Al Madrigal was flown in to the show to talk about the water shortage. But what happens when a Californian is finally able to enjoy all that freely available New York water?

Larry Wilmore and The Nightly Show contributor Mike Yard looked at the latest round of media victim-blaming over the McKinney pool party raid. And it turns out that Mike Yard has a solution: He will literally become a saint.

In his monologue, Conan O’Brien reviewed the latest hijinks from the presidential candidates: Hillary Clinton’s fundraising, Jeb Bush’s visit to Europe, and Lindsey Graham’s plan for a “rotating First Lady.”