Spin Control archive for Sept. 2008

TUESDAY, SEPT. 30, 2008

John, Sarah and Katie

Bonus video: Katie Couric's interviews with Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin continue this week. For those who missed last night's, here's the sit-down interview that included John McCain, and spends a fair amount of time on invading Pakistan.

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Tuesday's quickie political briefing

Today's video: President Bush talked about the financial crisis pretty early this morning. If you weren't up yet, here's the clip Here are today's headlines in the presidential campaign from The Associated PressCandidates propose raising amount of bank deposits insured by federal government to $250,000McCain...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 29, 2008


Roll call on the bailout

Here's how the Northwest delegation broke down on the proposal the bailout package, also known as the Economic Stabilization Plan.Voting NoCathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash.Doc Hastings, R-Wash.Dave Reichert, R-Wash.Jay Inslee, D-Wash.Bill Sali, R-IdahoEarl Blumenauer, D-Ore.Peter DeFazio, D-Ore.David Wu, D-Ore.Voting YesNorm Dicks, D-Wash.Brian Baird, D-Wash.Adam Smith, D-Wash.Jim...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 26, 2008

That was the week that was

John McCain suspended his campaign to go to Washington to help out with the economic talksBut he left David Letterman high and dry for a guest spotSarah Palin met with world leaders at the UN, and with Katie Couric on CBS McCain unsuspended his campaign...

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Friday's quickie political briefing

Here are the headlines in the presidential campaign from The Associated Press:First presidential debate is on as McCain agrees to participate. Watch the video:Biden meets Georgian president without reporters during opening photo opportunityDavid Letterman continues assault on McCain Watch the video:Palin says she will donate...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 25, 2008

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 24, 2008

McCain and Obama issue joint statement

This statement on the economic talks just arrived by e-mail from the McCain campaign. Joint Statement of Senator John McCain and Senator Barack Obama “The American people are facing a moment of economic crisis. No matter how this began, we all have a responsibility to...

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Going, going, GOP

The Washington State Democratic Party clearly doesn't like the fact that Dino Rossi lists his party preference as GOP. It's not like they filed suit just because they've got lawyers sitting around doing nothing.Or do they?In any case, here's another bit of data to consider....

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MONDAY, SEPT. 22, 2008

Monday's quickie political briefing

Here are today's headlines in the presidential campaign from The Associated Press:McCain says economic crisis worst since World War IIListen to part of today's speech: Obama pledges deep cuts in spending to fix economyListen to part of today's speech: Obama and McCain attack each other...

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 20, 2008

That was the week that was

It was a week in which the economy dominated everything, even the presidential race and Washington's gubernatorial race.At the beginning of the week, Republican presidential hopeful John McCain insisted "the fundamentals of the economy are strong," a phrase he's used many times in recent months.But...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 18, 2008

We gotcher debates, right here

The vice presidential candidates won't debate in Spokane, but candidates for governor and Eastern Washington's 5th Congressional District will. And voters will get a chance to ask questions.Gov. Chris Gregoire, a Democrat, and GOP challenger Dino Rossi, and Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and her...

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Thursday's quickie political briefing

Today's Web site: Think you can do better on the federal budget than the candidates? Take your best shot Here are today's headlines in the presidential campaign from The Associated Press: Biden says paying higher taxes gives wealthier Americans a chance to be patrioticObama tells...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 17, 2008

Wednesday's quickie political briefing

Today's video: For those who need a little levity in the face of the campaigns and the financial markets.If you saw it in the paper: This morning's S-R plugged a color-coded state primary map. You can find it here.Here are today's headlines in the presidential...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 16, 2008

Tuesday's quickie political briefing

Today's video: This site has promise. The concept is candid views of both campaigns, and this video, apparently their first, is both even-handed and good.Here are today's headlines in the presidential campaign from The Associated Press:McCain calls for a commission to study economic crisis; Biden...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 15, 2008

Live from Spokane: It's Dino and Chris

Gov. Chris Gregoire and GOP challenger Dino Rossi will both appear at a candidate forum sponsored by The Arc of Spokane this evening.It's not a debate, but a joint appearance with a chance to answer the same questions, sent to them in advance by Arc....

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 13, 2008

That was the week that was

It was a week where lipstick got more attention than Iraq or the economy on the campaign trail.Fox showed more of Barack Obama's interview with Bill O'ReillyABC parcelled out Sarah Palin's interview with Charlie GibsonJohn McCain and Obama called a one-day truce in the ad...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 11, 2008

Thursday's quickie political briefing

Today's video: If McCain and Obama can lay off the negative ads out of respect for Sept. 11, Spin Control can follow suit. Instead, here's Ron Paul -- who has a decent sized following in these parts -- talking about voting for third party candidates.(Afternoon...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 9, 2008

Final words on the state primary

The Secretary of State's office certified the results of the Aug. 19 primary, and the only figure in doubt--the final turnout -- is known.It's 42.6 percent, which is a bit under what Secretary of State Sam Reed predicted, but in the ballpark for a primary...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 8, 2008

Bonus videos: Who's the Maverick here?

The McCain-Palin campaign started it with this ad, which tries to stake a claim on the original mavericks in the campaign.The Obama-Biden campaign called and raised with this ad contending that McCain-Palin ain't no mavericks.Want to settle it? click here to see who the real...

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Monday's quickie political briefing

Today's video: Thoughts on takeover of Fannie and FreddieThis just in: Spokane will restore alley trash pickup in areas it axed last year. Issue may have helped tip mayoral election. Read story here.Here are the headlines in the presidential race from The Associated Press:Palin: Obama...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 4, 2008

Sarah Palin's time at Idaho colleges

Vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin spent part of the 1980s in college in North Idaho, after starting her college career in Hawaii.Here's the information on her academic stops, courtesy of the University of Idaho and The Associated Press.Fall 1982: Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu.Spring & Fall...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 3, 2008

PCO ties a-plenty in Spokane County

The state’s major political parties don’t like the new primary election law, but it could provide them with an unexpected bonus: extra precinct officers.Many of the state’s elections officers do like the new “top two” system, but it will cause them extra work: more ties...

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