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Spin Control

Tuesday’s quickie political briefing

Today's video: Word association with McCain & Obama

Bush to Murray: Thanks for the asparagus Read about it here

Wash. Biz leaders for McCain. Read about it here.

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

McCain, Obama offer plans for Hispanic voters to achieve prosperity (Gallup poll says Obama leads among Hispanics. Click here for more details.)

Obama proposes changing bankruptcy laws to help military, others

Obama denies he’s revising liberal views to woo centrist voters

Democrats seek voter input for party platform

Pet owners find McCain more appealing than the petless Obama

For the stories behind these headlines, click here and scroll down.
Barack Obama spoke to voters in Powder Springs, Ga., before he was to address the League of United Latin American Citizens’ convention in Washington. John McCain spoke to the League of United Latin American Citizens’ convention in Washington.
“From an image standpoint, nothing humanizes a candidate more than seeing him lovingly dote on his pet or toss a ball around on the White House lawn.” — American Kennel Club spokeswoman Lisa Peterson.
Barack Obama is running about even nationally with John McCain — 46 percent to 44 percent — among registered voters in the presidential race, according to the latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking update. Fifty percent of those surveyed in a recent AP-Yahoo News poll viewd McCain favorably, while 40 percent saw him unfavorably. Obama was seen favorably by 49 percent and unfavorably by 44 percent.

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