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• 2 percent are devoted to explaining the U.S. economy.

• 1 percent of the stories cover events in Iraq.

• 1 percent cover events in Afghanistan.

• 1 percent explain the 2008 congressional campaigns.

• 1 percent cover the Supreme Court.

• 1 percent cover the 2008 baseball playoffs.

Source: Project for Excellence in Journalism analysis of print, broadcast and Web-based news for the week of Oct. 6-12.

Quotes of note

“Probably close to zero.” - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s prognosis on whether she’d run for president again, to Fox News.

“Zero.” - Mrs. Clinton’s prognosis on whether she’ll be appointed to the Supreme Court or become Senate majority leader, also to Fox News.

“Congress Tweets Freely” - Headline from the blog K Street Cafe, on frequent use of Twitter and other social networking sites among lawmakers.

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