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Democratic presidential debate still happening, but focus will change

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The second official Democratic Party presidential debate is still scheduled to take place tonight in Des Moines, Iowa, but officials with CBS News say that there will be much more emphasis on U.S. foreign policy and dealing with terrorism. The Des Moines debate, scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. Eastern time on CBS, is the first on a broadcast networks so far this election season. Steve Capus, executive editor of CBS News, tells The New York Times that the news team led…

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Study: Bloggers’ reasons for writing change over time

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While political bloggers were initially inspired to post their thoughts online as a way to help them blow off steam or articulate new ideas, over time they’re driven to blog by a desire to influence mainstream media or public opinion, according to research from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Researchers Brian Ekdale, Kang Namkoong and Timothy K.F. Fung, graduate students from UW-Madison’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and David D. Perlmutter of the University of Iowa, surveyed 66 of the…

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