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'Enchanted'? Twitterverse Pounces

NYT journo's query on Obama's feelings 'genius,' 'navel-gazing'

(Newser) - One question from last night’s presidential press conference has pundits and Twitterers buzzing: A reporter asked President Obama what “surprised,” “troubled,” “enchanted,” and “humbled” him about the office. “I thought the Miss USA Pageant was *last* week,” read one Tweet... More »

30K Post Questions for Obama's Web 'Fireside Chat'

Prez to answer most popular at 11:30am

(Newser) - President Obama launches his online “fireside chat” today at 11:30am EST, answering questions from among the tens of thousands posted directly to the White House website, CNN reports. Some 70,000 questions had been posted by early this morning, the AP reports. More than a million votes have... More »

McCain Ditches Town Halls for Larger Crowds

Fractious Q&As and need for 'volume' forces shift to big rallies

(Newser) - John McCain hasn’t held one of his trademark town hall meetings since early October, and it’s not only because they started turning nasty, Politico reports. Though the question-and-answer format revealed some distressing misconceptions in the McCain faithful, town halls also are much smaller than more spectacular rallies. “... More »

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