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Stephen Colbert in New York in late June. Thursday, he appears on Capitol Hill to address campaign finance. (AP)
Stephen Colbert in New York in late June. Thursday, he appears on Capitol Hill to address campaign finance. (AP)

Not even Stephen Colbert could liven up a Federal Election Commission hearing.

The Comedy Central Star brought no laughs, but did set some precedent today-- the FEC voted five to one to allow him to set up "Colbert Super PAC," or political action committee.

"You may form your super PAC and proceed," the panel told Colbert.

That means parent company Viacom will be able to provide resources and staff to the PAC, but they will have to report those contributions.

With the decision, other networks like Fox or MSNBC could now follow suit, supporting PACs set up by on-air commentators like Mike Huckabee.

This segment aired on June 30, 2011.

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