On Thursday, the Federal Election Commission gave comedian Stephen Colbert the OK to form a superPAC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama shakes hands with a group of supporters after a Miami fundraiser on June 13. J Pat Carter/AP hide caption

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Attorney James Bopp talks to the media outside the Supreme Court on April 28, 2010, after arguing a case testing whether the names on a petition asking for the repeal of Washington state's domestic partnership rights should be kept secret. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Jane Corwin, the Republican candidate in New York's 26th congressional district, votes in Clarence, N.Y., on Tuesday. David Duprey/AP hide caption

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President Obama pats AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the back before speaking at the AFL-CIO Executive Council Meeting in Washington last August. Trumka said recently that unions need to start demanding accountability from their allies. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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