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2008-09-26 15:00:22

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Sandy Genelius of CBS News, +1-212-975-7525, smg@cbsnews.com; or David Stanton of Knowledge Networks, +1-908-497- 8040, dstanton@knowledgenetworks.com NEW YORK, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its broad debate coverage, CBS News will work with Knowledge Networks to provide an accurate, nationwide assessment of the reaction of uncommitted voters to the U.S. presidential debates between Barack Obama and John McCain, as well as the Vice Presidential debate...

2008-09-26 12:00:18

ImpreMedia, the #1 Hispanic news and information company in the U.S. in online and print, and MySpace, the world's premier social network, today announced that they will again team up to offer Spanish-language coverage of the Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates. ImpreMedia's online portal, impre.com, will host live feeds of the Debates and provide simultaneous translation of the debates into Spanish, making the Debates accessible for the first time in Spanish to Spanish-preferred...

2008-09-26 06:00:24

By Al Neuharth OXFORD, Miss. -- The first presidential debate may or may not go exactly as planned here tonight at Ole Miss. This red, white and blue decorated campus was abuzz Thursday. Faculty, students and thousands of visitors -- including scores of newsmen and women -- debated whether John McCain's call for cancellation was a patriotic move or a political stunt. But this seems certain about the three debates that are scheduled -- moderators will be these three old, white, male TV...

2008-09-25 00:00:15

The panel arranging the U.S. presidential debates said Wednesday night John McCain and Barack Obama should go at it Friday despite the financial market crisis. The non-partisan Commission on Presidential Debates said in a statement it was "moving forward" with plans for the first presidential debate to be held at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., The New York Times reported. "The plans for this forum have been under way for more than a year and a half," the commission noted....

2008-09-19 09:00:07

By Robin Toner and Adam Nagourney Marjorie Connelly contributed reporting. * Despite an intense effort to present himself as a break from the Republican Party and the way business is done in Washington, Senator John McCain is seen by voters as far less likely to bring change to Washington than Barack Obama, and a strong majority view him as a "typical Republican" who would continue or expand President George W. Bush's policies, according to a New York Times/CBS News Poll. Surveys...

2008-09-17 09:00:27

MySpace, the world's premier social network, and the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) today announced the launch of its toolset for MyDebates.org, a new website that will house interactive tools for viewers to virally engage in the political process, including a personalized issue scorecard, polling, reportable national statistics, live web streaming and much more. MyDebates.org is part of a landmark partnership between MySpace and the CPD for the upcoming presidential and vice...

2008-08-29 03:00:28

Sam Rasoul, the Democratic candidate for Virginia's 6th Congressional District, had a bright idea: Have voters prepare questions on YouTube for all the candidates, select some and then have the candidates answer them on camera. Sure beats the stuffy, old-school, sparsely attended, podium- dotted auditorium-stage debates that generally accompany elections. Yawn. A YouTube debate, or something similar, that lets voters question candidates directly could offer a more vibrant, modern and...

2008-08-06 09:00:24

MySpace, the world's premier social network, and the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) today announced a landmark partnership for the upcoming Presidential and Vice Presidential Debate series. In support of the partnership, MySpace will launch 'MyDebates.org' - a new website that will offer a host of interactive tools for viewers to virally engage in the political process. The partnership marks the first time that the CPD has paired with an Internet property to include online...

2006-05-23 12:13:33

By Jeff Franks HOUSTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. Senator and Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen, who ran unsuccessfully for vice president in 1988, died on Tuesday at the age of 85, a family spokesman said. Bentsen's tall stature and southern drawl gave him a gentlemanly air, but the Texas Democrat is perhaps best known for his verbal ferocity in denouncing his 1988 Republican opponent, Sen. Dan Quayle, as "no Jack Kennedy." Bentsen had been in ill health since suffering two strokes in...

2006-05-23 10:46:54

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Lloyd Bentsen, a former U.S. senator, Treasury secretary and 1988 vice presidential candidate, died at the age of 85 in Houston, Texas, a family spokeswoman said on Tuesday. Bentsen, a moderate, pro-business Democrat, chaired the powerful Senate Finance Committee from 1987 through 1992. When Bill Clinton became president the following year, Bentsen was tapped to be his Treasury secretary. But it was a quip made during a 1988 debate with then-vice presidential...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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