When something is still breaking news 12 hours after it happened... it's hardly breaking any more is it?
I'd argue it wasn't ever 'breaking' - if it's anything it should be a "News Alert"
The Pledge is on now and there is a "Make Debates Happen" strap onscreen throughout now too. I'd say that less is more for this sort of thing - having it plugged constantly surely erodes the effectiveness of any campaign?
I recall this many years ago with a "Press Red for Active" strap (or something similar) - it's presence was maddening after the first week!