The GOP presidential race heats up As GOP Presidential candidates continue to jockey for support, we assess last night's latest debate performances in Florida. Who seemed most "presidential"? What issues took center stage? And what impact does it have on the race to be the 2012 GOP Presidential candidate?9:06 a.m.
David Mark: Senior Editor for Politico.
Victoria DeFrancesco Soto: Political Analyst and visiting scholar at the University of Texas at Austin.
Susan MacManus: Distinguished professor of government and international affairs at the University of South Florida in Tampa and political analyst for WFLA, Tampa's NBC affiliate.
The death of serendipity Once upon a time, college roommates were assigned randomly. Now, many students are able to browse prospective roommates online, picking and choosing who they want to pair with. Sociologist Dalton Conley says that what we've gained in control, we've lost in serendipity and the chance for new experiences.10:06 a.m.
Dalton Conley: Dean for the social sciences and university professor at New York University.
Damon Darlin: Technology editor of the New York Times.
Midmorning's cool sound segment Midmorning highlights interesting sound from the week that you might not have heard. This week, the debate over Adam and Eve, the role of empathy in fiction, and the death of a beloved canine companion.10:45 a.m.