In time for Election 2012, a Stephen Colbert super PAC. What is that?

Stephen Colbert has a “super PAC.” The Federal Election Commission on Thursday approved his application to form such a political fundraising entity. He celebrated with a balloon drop to patriotic music on “The Colbert Report” Thursday night.

“I am a super PAC, and so can you!” the comedian crowed to his studio audience.

But what is a “super PAC” anyway? Is it like a regular political action committee, only with a nicer ... Full Story »

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by Kristin Gorski - Jul. 1, 2011

There needs to be more accessible articles that inform about the U.S. political process in clear terms, and that's one of this piece's strengths. It successfully demystifies the super PAC and provides a bit of straight-forward history about its creation and consequences. However, there need to be more sources cited to provide a solid basis for informing; including links and quotations from experts would bolster what this article sets out to do.

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