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The comedian Jimmy Fallon joined first lady Michelle Obama at the White House on Jan. 25, 2012 to mark the second anniversary of ``Let's Move.'' This year, Obama joined Fallon on his set.

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The comedian Jimmy Fallon joined first lady Michelle Obama at the White House on Jan. 25, 2012 to mark the second anniversary of ``Let's Move.'' This year, Obama joined Fallon on his set.

Fallon-Obama: ‘Mom Dancing’

First it was Big Bird, dancing at the White House with first lady Michelle Obama. Then it was the first lady, dancing on stage with Jimmy Fallon Friday night. It’s all part of the “Let’s Move” campaign the first lady promotes for...

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Big Bird of Sesame Street in New York City.

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Big Bird of Sesame Street in New York City.

Big Bird, Live, at the White House — Dancing with the First Lady

Big Bird is back. After suffering the debating slings and arrows of Republican Mitt Romney during the 2012 presidential election campaign, the iconic feathered star of Sesame Street  is taking a big new role for President Barack Obama’s White House....

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A supporter of President Barack Obama holds a t-shirt of Big Bird and the president during a campaign rally at the Franklin County fairgrounds November 2, 2012 in Hilliard, Ohio.

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A supporter of President Barack Obama holds a t-shirt of Big Bird and the president during a campaign rally at the Franklin County fairgrounds November 2, 2012 in Hilliard, Ohio.

Vote, Sesame Streeters Say

“What’s the word on the street?” Vote. On Sesame Street, that is. This is the presidential election, after all, in which Big Bird played front and center — after Republican Mitt Romney raised the name in debate on the issue...

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Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama shake hands at the end of the last debate at Lynn University, on Oct. 22, 2012, in Boca Raton, Fla.

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Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama shake hands at the end of the last debate at Lynn University, on Oct. 22, 2012, in Boca Raton, Fla.

Romney’s `Parrot’ vs. Obama’s `Glossy Panic Button’

The dearth of disagreement between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney over some of the flash points of foreign affairs in their final debate was notable. “Obvious and peculiar,” are the words Obama adviser David Axelrod had for it...

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Big Bird, who lists taxable wages of about $280,000, may not get much of a tax break if Romney gets elected.

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Big Bird, who lists taxable wages of about $280,000, may not get much of a tax break if Romney gets elected.

Big Bird’s Taxes: Little Relief Promised in Romney’s Tax Cuts

If Mitt Romney gets elected president, Big Bird and his Sesame Street colleagues may have to go out and hustle donations to keep stations airing their show operating. Big Bird, who lists taxable wages of about $280,000 on the IRS...

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Big Bird from "Follow That Bird," presented by Sesame Street.

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Big Bird from "Follow That Bird," presented by Sesame Street.

Obama’s Big Bird Trap: That Debate

Has President Barack Obama walked into a Big Bird trap? The president has had no shortage of fun over the past week with Republican Mitt Romney’s evocation of the Sesame Street favorite in their first debate. The president has played...

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A person dressed up as Big Bird holds a sign against Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney outside the Romney headquarters, on Oct. 8, 2012 in Derry, N.H.

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A person dressed up as Big Bird holds a sign against Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney outside the Romney headquarters, on Oct. 8, 2012 in Derry, N.H.

Sesame Street: Free Big Bird

Updated at 1:38 pm EDT  The folks who bring us Big Bird, Elmo and friends aren’t happy about the big yellow bird appearing in President Barack Obama’s campaign ad. “Sesame Workshop is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization and we do not...

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