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Sat., Feb. 28, 2009, 6 a.m.

That was the week that was

What did you miss if you spent the week in a cave (one without access to newspapers, the Internet or cable television)?

Barack Obama held an economic summit, John McCain was in the audience and got to ask the first question.
Obama addressed a joint session of Congress; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal was in the next segment and got to give the GOP response. Obama got good reviews; Jindal not so much.
Spokane Mayor Mary Verner's rap performance sort of went viral (well, it got lots of play in Spokane.)
Obama announced an end to the war in Iraq, although it's about 19 months from now (and doesn't mean all the troops will be home even then.) John McCain said good idea...didn't these two run against each other at one time? Military types said good idea.

Videos from the week that was are inside.

Obama's economic summit.

McCain asks about expensive helicopters.

Mayoral rap

Obama's speech

Jindal's response

Is Jindal channeling Kenneth the page from 30 Rock?

Obama on Iraq

McCain on Obama on Iraq


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