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Spin Control

Friday’s quickie political briefing

Today's video

CNN's Anderson Cooper and panelists further the running mate speculation.

And that John McCain appearance on Ellen that Thuy posted yesterday? Here's a tightly wound exchange on gay marriage.

  • Obama says he’d pursue direct diplomacy with Cuba, Latin America

  • Obama gains four delegates, moves closer to nomination

  • McCain spends months on standby for general election while Democrats rev up

  • Bush begins raising money for McCain, behind closed doors

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