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Mon., May 12, 2008, 10:48 a.m.

Monday’s quickie political briefing

Local briefs

McCain coming to Washington Tuesday. Read the full story by clicking here.
Spokane newsie takes job with gov. Read full story by clicking here.

Today's fun video: A SNL skit Hillary Clinton probably won't be mentioning on the campaign trail.

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

Clinton outwardly confident, even as hopes dim on candidacy

Obama heading to Michigan, Florida

McCain: Fight global warming with nuclear power

Bob Barr announces Libertarian White House bid.
John McCain speaks about global warming in Portland, Ore. Hillary Rodham Clinton campaigns in West Virginia. Barack Obama has events in West Virginia and Kentucky.
“I keep telling people, no Democrat has won the White House since 1916 without winning West Virginia.” — Hillary Rodham Clinton at a morning campaign stop at Tudor’s Biscuit World in Charleston, W.Va.
Democrat Bill Clinton won West Virginia twice in the general election — in 1992 with about 48 percent and in 1996 with more than 51 percent. Republican George W. Bush also took the state twice — in 2000 with almost 52 percent and in 2004 with 56 percent.

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