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Super PACs Are Super-Fly! Music Video Explains It All

Are you a bit confused about super PACS, those new political operations that have somehow taken over the U.S. election process? Well, in the spirit of Schoolhouse Rocks, ProPublica brings you "Oh, Super PACs," a 1970s-style video that answer all your questions.

Colbert's Super PAC Has Raised Over $1 Million

Stephen Colbert's "super" PAC has raised a staggering $1 million. Political action committees were required to submit their financial reports to the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday. Colbert disclosed that as of Monday, his Americans for a Better Tomorrow PAC has raised more than $1.02 million.

Why the Time Is Right for Conan O'Brien

It's not just that his new talk show Conan is attracting a huge audience -- more than 2.4 million for its first night -- but they're young as well. And advertisers are willing to pay a premium to reach these viewers because they're so difficult to find.

Jon Stewart's Rally for Sanity Benefited One D.C. Incumbent

Comedy Central and Jon Stewart paid the tab to host the Rally to Restore Sanity, but they'll be measuring their gains in terms of influence, not cash. There were profits to be made from the event, though, and one of its biggest beneficiaries is one all Americans can support: The National Mall itself.

Why Jon Stewart Matters More Than Keith Olbermann

At least in part due to comments made by Jon Stewart at this weekend's Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann announced he was suspending his show's well-known "Worst Person in the World" segment indefinitely.

People@Work: Hard Times Haven't Made Workers Any Smarter

If the recession and subsequent high employment proves anything, it's this: The scarcity of jobs hasn't made workers any smarter. Just-fired CNN anchor Rick Sanchez is a good example. Unfortunately, he's hardly the only one.

Park Service: No Approval Yet for Jon Stewart's Rally

The National Park Service has not yet issued a permit for the Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert's "Rally to Restore Sanity" and cannot guarantee the rally will be approved, NPS spokesman Bill Line told DailyFinance Tuesday. But barring any untoward developments, it sure looks likely.

Comics Stewart and Colbert Take On the Tea Party

Comedy Central's Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have announced a rally designed to combat "extremism" on October 30th at the National Mall. Will it be a comedy show or a political rally? One expert is sympathetic to the call to reject extremism but doubts whether the comedic duo's act will translate from cable TV to a political rally.

'Woman Problem'? Look Beyond The Daily Show

The women's blog Jezebel says 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' is a terrible workplace for women. In fact, by the admittedly low standards of late-night TV comedy, it may be one of the more female-friendly employers.

Leno's Ratings Bump Isn't All Good News for NBC

Now that Jay Leno has returned to host NBC's Tonight Show, the show is climbing back to the top of late-night ratings. In March, Leno outdrew his main rival on CBS, The Late Show with David Letterman, averaging 4.9 million viewers compared with Letterman's 3.7 million viewers, according to Variety. But the top brass at NBC shouldn't feel vindicated in their decision to reinstall Leno in the 11:30 p.m. time slot quite yet.

Keith Olbermann's Shtick: Getting Stale?

When the left needed a forceful voice to rally around, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann became so popular that MSNBC reoriented its primetime lineup around it. But today, creeping indications suggest that viewers might have lost some patience with Olbermann's shenanigans.

Does CNBC need a liberal makeover?

CNBC's Rick Santelli and screamin' Jim Cramer are the AIG and Citi Group of TV pundits du jour. Their famous playground fight with American...

Cramer vs. Stewart: It's on!

Jon Stewart was in tears after Barack Obama's Inauguration. After eight years of the comedy goldmine that was Bush, it seemed like the end of comedy...

Jon Stewart rips into Santelli, CNBC

CNBC reporter Rick Santelli may have been brave enough to talk about a revolt against the Obama administration's proposal to help homeowners, but...