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Bill Maher Hands $1M to Obama Super PAC

Presents check during Yahoo standup show
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 24, 2012 7:00 AM CST

(Newser) – Bill Maher isn't being coy about his political allegiance. As part of his standup show last night, broadcast live by Yahoo, the comedian gave a giant check for $1 million to a pro-President Obama super PAC. The money adds to the nearly $4.5 million Priorities USA Action has raised on Obama's behalf, according to the Hollywood Reporter. (It took in a slim $59,000 last month, notes the Hill.) Maher later tweeted that Yahoo hadn't known about the donation. "Most important advice I ever got in show business, as true today as then: always bring ur wallet onstage," he tweeted. (Read more Bill Maher stories.)

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