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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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There's Nothing Funny About Colbert's SuperPAC

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Debt Ceiling Fight Sparks Political Shame Game

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Growers Nervous As Washington Eyes Farm Subsidies

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President Barack Obama discusses the debt limit and federal deficit during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, June 29, 2011. Carolyn Kaster/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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Debt Deadlock Chills Consumers

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Obama Turns Up Heat On Congressional Republicans

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Banks Ordered To Lower Retailers' Debit Fees

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Is GOP Resolve On Taxes Showing Cracks?

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White House Pushes For Higher Fuel Efficiency

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Congress Reacts To Obama's Presser

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Obama Challenges GOP Lawmakers In Budget Debate

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In Party Politics, Who Exactly Is "The Base"?

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US' Oldest Hispanic Rights Group Focuses On Immigration

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