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Spin Control

Friday’s quickie political briefing

Today's video: A shot at McCain over "really loving" America?

From the files:
Obama flipping on public funding? Click here
McCain flopping on off-shore drilling? Click here

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

Burns was lukewarm on McCain last week in Sandpoint; he's out this week in Montana

Obama to campaign with former rival Hillary Clinton in step toward unifying Democrats

NY’s Mayor Bloomberg defends Obama before Jewish audience in Florida
Barack Obama discusses the economy with Democratic governors in Chicago before holding a news conference in Jacksonville, Fla. John McCain gives a speech in Ottawa.
“This is wedge politics at its worst, and we’ve got to reject it — loudly, clearly and unequivocally.” — Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who urged Jewish voters to denounce the whisper campaign that has pushed the false rumor that Democrat Barack Obama is secretly a Muslim.
In the 2004 presidential election, 72 percent of voting-age citizens were registered to vote, according to the Census Bureau. That’s 2 points more than in 2000 when 70 percent of those eligible were registered.

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