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Spin Control

Thursday’s quickie political briefing

Today's video: Religiosity affects presidential preference

Rich Roesler is following the back and forth between the Gregoire and Rossi campaigns over videos, and videotaping, at Eye On Olympia.

Here are the headlines in the presidential campaign from The Associated Press:
Obama stresses equal pay, child care in appeal to women who had backed Hillary Clinton

Obama shrugs off crude remark by Jesse Jackson, accepts apology

Bonus video 1: What did Jackson say?

Bonus video 2: What did he have to say about it later?

AFL-CIO recruiting military veterans in its ranks to work against McCain’s presidential bid

To read the stories behind these headlines, click here and scroll down.
Barack Obama attended a breakfast fundraiser for women with Hillary Rodham Clinton in New York. He then discusses the economy with voters in Fairfax, Va. John McCain meets with workers and undecided voters in Belleville, Mich.
“I’m grateful for all of you who have come together. I know you’ll be there in November.” — Hillary Rodham Clinton, as she introduced her former presidential primary rival, Barack Obama, at a “Women for Obama” breakfast fundraiser.
A recent AP-Yahoo News poll shows that 15 percent of the electorate — people who call themselves moderates and aren’t solidly supporting a candidate — make up the persuadable middle.

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