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Romney Reveals True Self in PBS Remark

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

The governor was doing a pretty good job of re-selling himself as a caring person who wanted to help the middle class -- until he slipped up and the real man showed up. That moment occurred when he said he wanted to cut PBS.

Presidential Debate #1: You Snooze, You Lose

Susie Sampson | Posted 12.05.2012 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

Mitt Romney pulled through! He was such a good Republican candidate...smilin' and lyin' like a Bush. I'm so excited I might have a drink. Wait, Jesus won't like that. I'll have grape juice.)

The First Presidential Debate: A Disappointing Spectacle

Jamison Doran | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Jamison Doran

Last night brought us Big Bird, Donald Trump, smirks, and a bizarre, almost out of control format that accomplished nothing. No, I'm not talking about some nightmare from poor Oscar the Grouch, but the first of three presidential debates.

Alice Hines

What Would Really Happen To The Economy If Mitt Romney Fired Big Bird? | Alice Hines | Posted 10.04.2012 | Business

Mitt Romney may want to kill Big Bird, but when the giant yellow bird flaps his wings, money comes flying out. Since Big Bird debuted on televisi...

Romney Big Bird

Jeff Danziger | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Celebrated Astrophysicist Rips Romney Over Debate Remark

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 10.04.2012 | Science

Leave it to Neil deGrasse Tyson to drop a fact bomb in the middle of Wednesday's fiercely debated presidential debate. The astrophysicist, director...

8-Year-Old Big Bird Fan To Romney: 'You Find Something Else To Cut Off!'

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

Eight-year-old Alabama resident Cecelia Crawford wasn't happy during the debate on Wednesday night when Mitt Romney said he would stop government fund...

Six Questions Jim Lehrer #ShouldaAsked Mitt Romney

Arshad Hasan | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics
Arshad Hasan

This morning I look back at those 90 minutes and see missed opportunities. I'm not talking about zingers and comebacks and how the candidates looked on stage.

Mitt Romney Repeating Old Tea Party Idea of Killing Children's Educational Programs

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
DeeDee Garcia Blase

Last night, Romney proved he is willing to continue being an empty zinger-filled warmonger while promoting the slashing of programs that have helped American families (or the 99 percent).

5 Ways To Save Big Bird!

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg & Jessica Prois | Posted 10.05.2012 | Impact

Sure it hurt our little hearts to hear Mitt Romney talk smack last night about our third favorite Sesame Street character (Elmo = No. 1, Oscar = No. 2...

Attack on Big Bird Tells You Everything You Need to Know About Romney's Approach to Government

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

People may not understand the vagaries of Medicare and tax reform, but 170 million Americans know and understand Big Bird and public broadcasting.

Obama: Romney Education Plan 'Not A Recipe For Growth'

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 12.04.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. In the first presidential debate Wednesday night, President Obama and R...

Unlikely Figure May Be The Next Joe The Plumber

Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

By JOCELYN NOVECK, ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK -- Is Big Bird the new Joe the Plumber? The "Sesame Street" character, its bright yellow fluffiness...

Romney: 'I Love Big Bird'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim & Jen Bendery | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

It wasn't exactly Nixon to China, but Mitt Romney repeated Wednesday night a promise he's made on the campaign trail -- that if he's elected he would ...

Good News For 'Sesame Street' Fans

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 06.19.2012 | Entertainment

Sunny day! According to THR, a "Sesame Street" movie is headed to the big screen, courtesy of director Shawn Levy and Twentieth Century Fox. Levy w...

LOOK: Odd Solar Spot Resembles 'Sesame Street' Favorite

Posted 06.04.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 06/01/2012 03:59 PM EDT on A new photo from a NASA sun-watching spacecraft highlights a huge solar feature t...

Animation: Mitt vs PBS

Scott Bateman | Posted 03.05.2012 | Comedy
Scott Bateman


PHOTO: Mitt Romney's Big Bird Dream Come True

Huffington Post | Jordan Zakarin | Posted 02.28.2012 | Entertainment

Mitt Romney on Wednesday made a pledge to spare the life of the beloved children's television icon Big Bird, but as he told a crowd while campaigning ...

Will Mitt Romney Kill Bird Bird?

The Huffington Post | Max Rosenthal | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney pledged to cut spending for public television while campaigning in Iowa on Wednesday, saying that Big Bird should be support...

Little-known Muppet Takes Center Stage: Q&A With Murray Monster, Rising Star of Sesame Street

Joshua Kors | Posted 01.31.2012 | Entertainment
Joshua Kors

Murray Monster may not be as famous as his amphibious and porcine companions, but he is a key reason why his TV show, Sesame Street, is still thriving deep into its 42nd season.

Seeing Double: Anna Dello Russo vs. Big Bird

Stylelist/The Huffington Post | Sarah Leon | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Getty Images, WireImage When we saw Anna Dello Russo sitting front row at Prada's Spring 2012 show, our first thought was 'Big Bird, is that you?' ...

Who Is America's Most Influential Educator?

John Merrow | Posted 08.28.2011 | Education
John Merrow

A month or so ago, I speculated about the most influential person in American education, then put forth four nominees -- Wendy Kopp, Big Bird, Arne Duncan and Joel Klein.

Green News Report: February 17, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Heavier sto...

Hands Off Big Bird

Rick Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rick Jacobs

I've been watching PBS for I don't know how many years. When I was a kid, I watched Sesame Street. When I got a little older, NOVA. When I turned an a...

Spooky - Pants = Sexy Halloween (VIDEO)

Erin Gibson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Erin Gibson

It's hard to live up to your full skank potential in Banana Republic button downs and Citizen skinny jeans. How will guys understand what a real sexy ...