Colbert SuperPAC Raises Over $1 Million

By: Tuesday January 31, 2012 2:15 pm

I cannot think of $1 million better well spent on American political activities than donations to the Colbert SuperPAC. Seriously. TV political satirist Stephen Colbert kicked off the reporting by filing a statement showing $1 million in contributions to his group, Americans for A Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow. You can see his announcement and filing here. [...]

Chuck Todd to Stephen Colbert: You’re Ruining My Favorite Sport!

By: Friday January 20, 2012 1:14 pm

Stephen Colbert and Herman Cain held a rally in South Carolina this morning – which may have had more people attending, over 3,000, than any Republican rally this year – which was frequently hilarious. I especially enjoyed Cain quoting Pokemon (again) and Colbert saying he was the “The Lockheed Martin Luther Burger King” of the [...]

All Parties Agree: SuperPACs a Cancer on the Body Politic

By: Wednesday January 18, 2012 11:37 am

The Daily ShowGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook   The brilliant satire that is the Colbert SuperPAC/Presidential campaign continues, with Jon Stewart watching Stephen on “television” and picking up cues to use in managing the SuperPAC. This reveals the absurdity of an “uncoordinated” SuperPAC. Obviously these entities [...]

Colbert SuperPAC Goes on the Air in South Carolina

By: Friday January 13, 2012 10:19 am

The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive Last night, Stephen Colbert became the conservative savior the GOP has been looking for over the past year, when he announced that “I am forming an exploratory committee to lay the groundwork for my possible candidacy for president of the United [...]

Colbert Gets SuperPAC, Dramatizes Problems With Campaign Finance Laws

By: Thursday June 30, 2011 10:51 am

Stephen Colbert completed his joke on the American campaign finance process by receiving approval to form a SuperPAC, and to use a media exemption to use his television show staff and resources on campaign activities. The FEC, which granted the approval, was a bit vague on what would be considered part of the media exemption, [...]

Wherein Steny Hoyer Gets Cordially Invited to Shut It

By: Monday September 27, 2010 7:05 am

If the Democrats lose the House in the midterm elections, their top public official in the lower chamber could well become Steny Hoyer. Traditionally, Speakers of the House do not become backbenchers after losing their gavel in a partisan changeover. So if Nancy Pelosi follows suit, and even if she doesn’t, it’s more than possible [...]

Rep. Judy Chu: “The lone day Mr. Colbert spent in the fields gave him a better understanding of this issue than many people covering this story”

By: Friday September 24, 2010 5:16 pm

Rep. Judy Chu, the last member of Congress to question Stephen Colbert during a hearing on migrant farm workers and an AgJobs bill, took issue with the media hand-wringing over the comedian’s in-character testimony, saying instead that he brought an important message to Congress and did a far better job covering the issue than any [...]

Colbert Gives More Attention to Farmworkers’ Struggle than Any Reporter in Half a Century

By: Friday September 24, 2010 9:25 am

Just Google “Colbert mockery of Congress” and you can see a host of flabby, puffed-up commentators and their very serious concerns about a comedian daring to sit in a committee hearing and testify about the plight of migrant farmworkers. When any one of these people actually spends a second of their lives in the fields [...]

Celebrity Organizing: Stewart, Colbert, Gaga

By: Friday September 17, 2010 7:46 am

The best political organizers in America who aren’t getting Koch money happen to be Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and Lady Gaga. We’ll get to the first two in a minute, but if you’re not familiar with Gaga’s work on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, you should pay attention. Thousands of kids have called their representatives, and [...]

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