September 22nd, 2010
11:21 AM ET
September 22nd, 2010
10:34 AM ET

Murkowski may lose Senate committee spot

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CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) - Senate Republicans are expected on Wednesday to strip Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski of her post as ranking Republican on the Senate Energy Committee.

Republicans say they will vote to elect an acting ranking member and then the full GOP conference will ratify the vote.

Republicans will also vote to elect a replacement for Murkowski in the leadership.

She resigned Friday as vice chair of the Senate GOP conference.

After losing to Republican Joe Miller in the GOP primary last Tuesday, Murkowski decided to run as a write-in candidate in November against Miller and Scott McAdams, the Democratic nominee.

National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman, John Cornyn, R-Texas, said this is, "the appropriate thing to do. When you chose not to accept the judgment of the primary voters and run as a write-in ... it has consequences."

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Filed under: 360° Radar
September 22nd, 2010
10:30 AM ET

No more national media interviews, O'Donnell says

Jeff Simon

(CNN) – Delaware Republican Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell says she's not going to do any more national media interviews, instead turning her attention to local media.

"I'm not going to do any more national media because that – this is my focus. Delaware is my focus and the local media is my focus," O'Donnell told Fox News' Sean Hannity Tuesday night.

"It's off the table because that's not going to help me get votes," O'Donnell said. "I instead want to go to as many town hall forums, as many candidate forums, as many church picnics that I can fit into my schedule, so that I can meet the voters."

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Filed under: 360° Radar
September 22nd, 2010
10:00 AM ET

Cyber bully victims 'isolated, dehumanized'

(CNN) - There is no question that venomous, nasty insults hurled across the cafeteria or in school hallways hurt. A new survey published in the Journal of Adolescent Health finds that for victims of cyber bullying (insults that occur online or via text), that hurt may be more pronounced.

"Unlike traditional bullying which usually involves a face-to-face confrontation, cyber victims may not see or identify their harasser," according to the survey. "As such, cyber victims may be more likely to feel isolated, dehumanized or helpless at the time of the attack."

A group of 7,508 adolescents in 6th through 10th grade filled out a health survey including how (face-to-face or online) and how often they had been bullied. The survey measured the type of bullying – physical, verbal, relational (exclusionary behavior) or cyber – and the level of depression reported by both the victim and the bully.

With traditional bullying, both bully and victim report feeling depressed. But when it comes to cyber bullying, it is the victim who is more likely to report depression. The instigator tends to emerge unscathed.

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Filed under: 360° Radar • Bullying
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09:45 AM ET
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