President Barack Obama, Martin Sheen
Critics and supporters alike have said that President Barack Obama gave a lackluster performance in his first debate against Republican challenger Mitt Romney last week — and now a (fictional) former Oval Office resident has stepped in to help.
The Newsroom's Aaron Sorkin resurrected his beloved West Wing commander-in-chief, Jed Bartlet (Martin Sheen) this weekend, penning a scene between Bartlet and Obama for The New York Times.
Big Bird and Seth Myers
Saturday Night Live welcomed Daniel Craig as host, but even James Bond was no match for the week's biggest star: Big Bird! The Sesame Street mainstay appeared on "Weekend Update" to discuss being mentioned by Governor Mitt Romney during last week's presidential debate. "It's so weird to think about that just a few days ago, I could just blend in like every other perfectly normal 8-foot talking bird." Watch the clip below...
Mitt Romney, Big Bird
Wednesday's debate between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney was the most tweeted-about event in U.S. political history, according to Twitter's government and politics team. Users sent 10.3 million debate-related tweets in 90 minutes, with commentary spiking at such memorable moments as Romney's mention of Big Bird as he discussed cutting funding to PBS ("I like Big Bird!" he said) and moderator Jim Lehrer's often unsuccessful attempts to cut the speakers off.
Barack Obama, Mitt Romney
President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney square off tonight in the first of three presidential debates leading up to the election on Nov. 6. (Vice President Joe Biden and Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan, will go head-to-head once, next Thursday.)
Tonight's debate at the University of Denver will focus on the topic of domestic policy and will be moderated by Jim Lehrer.
For the first time since 1992, a woman will be moderating one of the debates leading up to the presidential election.
Candy Crowley, CNN's chief political correspondent, will moderate the second of three October debates between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced Monday. The format of that debate, which will be held at New York's Hofstra University on Oct. 16, will be a town hall meeting.
Jim Lehrer from PBS' NewsHour will moderate the first debate, at the University of Denver on Oct. 3, and CBS News' Bob Schieffer will moderate the third, on Oct. 22 at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla.