From the cute and cuddly to the unconventional and awe-inspiring, here’s a look at the photos, videos and characters that have our newsroom talking today.
4:45 p.m. ET
Construction started today on the platform where either Gov. Mitt Romney or President Obama will take the oath of office in January. The inaugural platform on the the steps of the US Capitol will seat about 1,600 people.
2:45 p.m. ET
Forbes Most Powerful Women
Forbes released its list of the 50 most powerful women in business and IBM CEO, Ginni Rometty, took the top spot. Rometty has been at IBM for 31 years and is the company’s first female CEO. The list also included Indra Nooyi, the chairman and CEO of PepsiCo; Meg Whitman, Hewlett-Packard’s president; and Ellen Kullman, CEO of DuPont.
2:20 p.m. ET
Fresco Fame, Now Fortune?
The 8o-year-old woman who became an instant Internet sensation after she botched the restoration of a 19th century fresco by the Spanish painter Elias Garcia Martinez is now after a payday. Cecilia Gimenez believes that under the law she is entitled to part of the profits made from her work. Gimenez’s attorneys say any money their client receives will go to charity.
10:45 a.m. ET
Clifford Turns 350 in Dog Years
The children’s book “Clifford the Big Red Dog” is celebrating it’s 50th birthday. As part of the festivities, the publishing company Scholastic has launched a mobile app and a website.
10:22 a.m. ET
The West Wing Reunites
The TV show “The West Wing” may have gone off the air in 2006, but Bridget Mary McCormack, who is running for the Michigan Supreme Court, hopes this ad reuniting the cast can help her win in November. McCormack’s sister, Mary Catherine McCormack, was on the show for three seasons and helped bring the Bartlet administration back to life.