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Obama vs. Big Bird: Sesame Street Upset By Campaign Ad

Big Bird, Barack Obama

Forget D.C. This year's presidential election is taking place on Sesame Street (and Big Bird & Co. aren't happy about it).

The Sesame Workshop, which produces the PBS series, released a statement Tuesday asking the Obama campaign to take down a new ad that uses Big Bird to mock Mitt Romney. read more

President Obama's New Debate Coach: Jed Bartlet?

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. read more

VIDEO: Big Bird Steals Daniel Craig’s Thunder on Saturday Night Live

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... read more

Jon Stewart vs. Bill O'Reilly Debate: Who's "The Mayor of Bull---- Mountain"?

Bill O'Reilly, Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly went head-to-head in a debate about issues facing the country Saturday night, and to say the affair was more lively than the first debate between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney would be an understatement.

The Daily Show host set the tone for the evening — a mix of confrontational and comedic — in his opening statement, when he referred to Fox News' O'Reilly as "the Mayor of Bull---- Mountain."

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VIDEO: Jon Stewart Gets Help From Stephen Colbert For Bill O'Reilly Debate Saturday

Bill O'Reilly, Jon Stewart

Prime-time debates aren't just for presidential hopefuls anymore.

As previously announced, The Daily Show's Jon Stewart and Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly will go head-to-head this weekend in Washington in a debate that's been labeled The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium.

Both men said they've enlisted the help of debate coaches: Stewart is being helped by Stephen Colbert (and "a chicken"), while O'Reilly has tapped the services of a professor.

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Romney's Big Bird Comments Give Rise to Million Muppet March

The Muppets

Mitt Romney's comments about cutting funding to PBS during Wednesday's presidential debate have inspired a new political demonstration: The Million Muppet March.

"I like Big Bird," the Republican nominee said Wednesday, while explaining that cutting funding to PBS and other public arts and education programs would be part of his plan to balance the budget. Apparently the feeling isn't mutual.

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Ratings: How Did Supernatural Do in Its Wednesday Debut?


Supernatural drew its largest audience since February on Wednesday, while presidential debate coverage dominated the night.

NBC topped the demo with its coverage of the first debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, averaging a 3.2 over two hours, according to early numbers.

Obama, Romney meet in first presidential debate

The CW, which was the only broadcast network not to air the debate, pulled in 1.8 million viewers and a 0.8 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic for the Season 8 premiere ...
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Election 2012: The Best Twitter Responses to Wednesday's Presidential Debate

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.

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Obama, Romney Meet in First Presidential Debate

Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama

The first debate between President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney took place Wednesday night, with the two outlining their domestic policies at the University of Denver on such subjects as job growth, the national debt and health care. It was the first time the pair had debated each other.

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Tonight's Presidential Debate: Will You Watch?

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.

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