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Pew Research CenterJuly 7, 2011

Blogs and Twitter Focus on Michele Bachmann

Michele Bachmann’s presidential campaign announcement created a major buzz in social media last. Most of the commentary was highly critical.

Pew Research CenterJuly 6, 2011

Obama and Bachmann Drive Economic and Election Coverage

The partisan differences stalling deficit reduction talks was the top story for the second week in a row, and coverage of the presidential race ranked second, fueled largely by the entry of Michele Bachmann into the race.

Pew Research CenterJuly 2, 2011

For a Second Straight Week, It’s the Debt Crisis and Tabloid Scandal

Two stories that have become fixtures in the headlines — the deadlocked debt debate and the intensifying News of the World phone hacking scandal — accounted for more than half of last week’s newshole, relegating other significant events to secondary status in the media.

Pew Research CenterJune 30, 2011

By Nearly 3-To-1, Bloggers Criticize Obama’s Withdrawal Plan For Afghanistan

Bloggers, last week, responded strongly to President Obama’s June 22 speech about the U.S. role in the Afghan war, and, while half were neutral, negative comments outnumbered positive by a margin of almost 3-to-1.

Pew Research CenterJune 28, 2011

Economy & Afghanistan Lead the News

For Afghanistan to feature prominently in the news, the years have shown it usually depends on what is happening in Washington. Last week was one such week.

Pew Research CenterJune 23, 2011

Angry Bloggers Ask: ’Where’s the Money?’

The discovery that billions of dollars intended for Iraq’s post-war reconstruction have gone missing generated a major-and largely partisan-outcry from bloggers last week.

Pew Research CenterJune 21, 2011

GOP Contenders Grab Top Attention

The Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire pushed campaign coverage to its highest level to date.

Pew Research CenterJune 16, 2011

Twitter Talks Up Apple’s iOS 5

In the often technology-heavy Twitter conversation, no subject generates more consistent interest than the doings at digital media giant Apple.

Pew Research CenterJune 14, 2011

Weiner Scandal Tops the News

Anthony Weiner’s media coverage was more than double the attention devoted to President Obama.

Pew Research CenterJune 9, 2011

Blogs Follow Palin’s Road Trip

It was Sarah Palin and her controversial “One Nation” bus tour that led bloggers back to politics.