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The pundits have declared Barack Obama to be the winner of last night’s third and final presidential debate of the 2012 general election.
The big loser?
It’s not Mitt Romney.
The loser in the bid for buzz was social media itself. Twitter and Facebook, the prime sources of instant commentary on the presidential campaign, rung up lower numbers than the record-breaking response to the first debate.
Call it debate fatigue or social media overkill.
Besides the spike in activity over Obama’s “fewer horses and bayonets” comment, Twitter came 4 million tweets short last night of breaking the record set by the first presidential debate.
Despite the social media slump, both campaigns were able to enlist new followers on various social media platforms.
And who was the winner?
Even though Republicans clearly approached social media with a specific strategy in mind, Obama’s team was once again able to engage more users throughout the night.
How it all played out:
Breakdown of mentions was provided by U.S. Politics on Facebook (www.facebook.com/uspolitics) and @gov on Twitter (www.twitter.com/@gov). (Jana Kasperkevic/Hearst Newspapers)
This might have been a foreign policy debate, but the conversation often strayed to other topics as well, including economy (20 percent), taxes (7 percent), and energy and environment (4 percent). Read More
As soon as a Senate hearing into the Secret Service prostitution scandal began, it was clear there would be no rehabilitation of the agency’s reputation.
In fact, by the time the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee session concluded, skeptical senators on both sides of the aisle had painted Director Mark Sullivan as a good administrator but one hopelessly naive about what his agents do away from home.
Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan testified Wednesday before a Senate committee, publicly apologizing for the first time for the Colombia prostitution scandal.
Of course, there is no proof that the scandal involving a dozen agents who allegedly patronized prostitutes, while advancing President Obama’s trip to Colombia, represents standard operating procedure.
But the senators also don’t believe it was a one-time fling.
“It is hard for many people, including me, I will admit, to believe that on one night in April 2012 in Cartagena, Colombia, 12 Secret Service agents there to protect the president suddenly and spontaneously did something they or other agents had never done before, which is gone out in groups of two, three or four to four different nightclubs or strip clubs, drink to excess, and then bring foreign national women back to their hotel rooms,” said Chairman Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.).
Questions reflected a persistent concern: Instead of an aberration, does Cartagena indicate a culture of loose living by agents on the road? Read More
JPMorgan Chase is expected to accept the resignation of one of the highest-ranking women on Wall Streetafter the bank lost $2 billion in a trading blunder, a person familiar with the matter said Sunday.
The bank will accept the resignation of Ina Drew, its chief investment officer, the person told The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss the decision publicly.
Drew, 55, one of the highest-paid officials at JPMorgan Chase, had offered to resign several times since CEO Jamie Dimon disclosed the trading loss on Thursday, the person said. Pressure built on the bank over the weekend to accept.
At least two other executives at the bank will be held accountable for the mistake, the person said. Read More