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Spin Control

Monday’s quickie political briefing

Today's video: Obama beating McCain among Hispanics

Bonus Poll: Zogby says Obama way ahead in Electoral College. Click here for details.

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Here are today's headlines in the presidential campaign from The Associated Press:

Obama’s plane makes safe, unscheduled landing in St. Louis

AP-Yahoo News poll: More than ever, public sees Obama as agent of change, McCain as just old ... Obama blames Washington for country’s economic woes

Acknowledging economic woes, McCain touts plan to create jobs, help workers

Obama will hold acceptance speech at Invesco Field at Mile High

For more details on the headlines, click here and scroll down.———
John McCain holds town hall meeting in Denver.
Barack Obama has a scheduled stop in North Carolina.
“I think it’s important we send the rest of the world a message that we’re taking ourselves in a new direction away from the Bush administration.” — Rachel Ferdaszewski, 26, an independent from Tacoma, Wash., who is leaning toward Democrat Barack Obama.
John McCain raised $21 million in May and had $31.6 million in the bank. The figures place him virtually on same financial footing as Barack Obama.

The Spokesman-Review's political team keeps a critical eye on local, state and national politics.