How much is 140 characters worth? A cool $31 billion.

How much is 140 characters worth? A cool $31 billion.

Hoards of Chavez supporters celebrated Sunday night in front of the presidential palace as results showed the socialist leader, who has run the country for 14 years, secured another term.
Chavez’s health scare, which included treatment for cancerous tumors, was barely mentioned by either campaign, said Gupta. Even in the opposition, “no one wanted to be the one bringing it up.”
But after Chavez’s comfortable win, the taboo seemed to have lifted. Gupta pointed out that someone had tweaked the Twitter search term used in the campaign #hayuncamino, or “there is a way”, to #hayuncancer, or “there is a cancer”.
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Hoards of Chavez supporters celebrated Sunday night in front of the presidential palace as results showed the socialist leader, who has run the country for 14 years, secured another term.

Chavez’s health scare, which included treatment for cancerous tumors, was barely mentioned by either campaign, said Gupta. Even in the opposition, “no one wanted to be the one bringing it up.”

But after Chavez’s comfortable win, the taboo seemed to have lifted. Gupta pointed out that someone had tweaked the Twitter search term used in the campaign #hayuncamino, or “there is a way”, to #hayuncancer, or “there is a cancer”.

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NewsHour health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser.
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To get you started - Supreme Court Reviews Health Care Form Law: a Guide to Day 2
Yesterday was about the “meat and potatoes" — establishing jurisdiction. Today, we get into the real issues on constitutionality: Can the federal government force Americans to buy health insurance or pay a fine if they don’t? 
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To participate, tweet us @newshour with #HCRchat.

To get you started - Supreme Court Reviews Health Care Form Law: a Guide to Day 2

Yesterday was about the “meat and potatoes" — establishing jurisdiction. Today, we get into the real issues on constitutionality: Can the federal government force Americans to buy health insurance or pay a fine if they don’t? 

-KC

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Dick the Dog waits for Newt Gingrich at a rally in Cocoa Beach, Florida.
(Tweeted by Judy Woodruff)

Dick the Dog waits for Newt Gingrich at a rally in Cocoa Beach, Florida.

(Tweeted by Judy Woodruff)

Twitter and Myspace are slightly more racially diverse than Facebook or LinkedIn, a study published by the Pew Research Center based on a survey of 2,255 U.S. adults found.
Click through for more on the study and to see just how old some audiences are on these social networks.

Twitter and Myspace are slightly more racially diverse than Facebook or LinkedIn, a study published by the Pew Research Center based on a survey of 2,255 U.S. adults found.

Click through for more on the study and to see just how old some audiences are on these social networks.

Weiner Announces Resignation From Congress, Apologizes for Scandal

By Quinn Bowman

Updated 3:38 p.m. ET | Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., announced Thursday that he would resign from Congress after weeks of media attention and bipartisan calls for him to step down over a scandal involving lewd online relationships and lying about them.

 “I am here today to again apologize for the personal mistakes I have made and the embarrassment I have caused. I make this apology to my neighbors and constituents but I make it particularly to my wife Huma,” Weiner said at a news conference.

Weiner, 46, has been under pressure from top Democrats and the White House to step down after admitting he lied about sending lewd photos of himself to women he met on social media sites Twitter and Facebook. At the time that admission, Weiner maintained that he wasn’t resigning his post.

Weiner requested a leave from Congress to seek unspecified treatment in recent days while his wife Huma Abedin, an aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was traveling with the secretary in Africa.

“I had hoped to be able to continue the work that the citizens of my district elected me to do: to fight for the middle class and those struggling to make it. Unfortunately, the distraction that I have created has made that impossible,” Weiner said.

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Biz Stone: Twitter Breaks News, ‘But That’s Not the Full Story’ (Extended Interview) (by PBSNewsHour)

Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., admitted Monday that he sent a lewd photo on Twitter and apologized to his wife and family, but said he would not resign as a result of the scandal, saying it did not affect his “official duties.” Rep. Weiner said he had lied when the photos first surfaced, blaming them on his account being hacked. His news conference came after a week of heavy media scrutiny.