Spin Control

Wednesday's quickie political briefing

Latest poll: In Washington state, it's Obama 48 percent, McCain 37 percent; Gregoire 47 percent, Rossi 45 percent, in the latest Strategic Vision survey. More on that survey later today.

Here are the headlines in the presidential campaign from The Associated Press

McCain tries balancing act: brags of independence and seeks to reassure conservatives

Obama tells House Democrats he’ll order review of White House executive orders

Doctors say biopsy of skin from McCain’s right cheek shows no evidence of cancer

To read the stories behind these headlines, click here and scroll down.
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THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL
Barack Obama talks to voters about the economy in Missouri. John McCain visits an equipment company in Aurora, Colo., before traveling to a fundraiser in Kansas City, Mo.
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QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Suppose I’m wrong and there’s no such thing as climate change. All we’ve done is give our kids a cleaner planet. But suppose I’m right and we do nothing? Then what kind of a planet do we hand off to our kids and our grandkids?” — John McCain.
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STAT OF THE DAY
Democrat Adlai Stevenson narrowly won Missouri in the 1956 presidential election. He beat Republican Dwight Eisenhower by less than 4,000 votes — 918,273 to 914,289.




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