Spin Control archive for Nov. 8, 2010

MONDAY, NOV. 8, 2010

Brown re-elected Senate majority leader

OLYMPIA -- Despite legislative losses in last Tuesday's election, Lisa Brown was re-elected majority leader by Democrats in the state Senate.Brown, who represents central Spokane's 3rd Legislative District, was re-elected Senate majority leader, a job she's held since 2005. A press release from Senate Democrats...

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Self-financed campaigns faltered

Trying to buy an election by self-financing a campaign is a bad investment, a study from the Center for Responsive Politics says.Only about one in five candidates who poured a half-million dollars or more into their own campaigns came out a winner last week. If...

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Today's fun video: Obama remix

President Obama hasn't had much call to dance in the last week, but during a stop in Mumbai, India, earlier today he was invited to join a troupe of children dancers. So he did, and the video was very quickly cut and remixed with "In...

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Dozens of Washington residents in period costume gather in the Capitol Rotunda to mark the centennial of women receiving the right to vote in the state. (Jim Camden/Spokesman-Review)

Capitol does the time warp

One hundred years ago today, women in Washington state received the right to vote through a measure that passed on that year's ballot. In honor of the centennnial, women in men in period attire, some of them driving or riding in vintage autos, flooded the...

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