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That was the week that was

Obama picked Richardson for Commerce, Napolitano for Homeland Security, Holder for Attorney General, Daschle for Health & Human Services, and (probably) Hillary, for State. For commentary on the picking, click here.

Sarah Palin pardoned one turkey, but the rest of the farm was getting the ax.

Washington state's projected deficit for '09-'10 got to the OMG regions of $5.1 billion. Republicans said 'We warned you about that.' Read about the deficit projections on Rich Roesler's Eye on Olympia.

Washington got a fer-sure record turnout, topping 3 million voters. State Republicans asked to see about 7,000 ballots in the 6th Legislative District. Judge Moreno said "No dice." Read more about it here.

Coming this week: Final numbers in all but the 6th District "Johns" race between Driscoll and Ahern. That one's going to a recount the first week of December.

Fun videos: Some McCain supporters are trying to rewrite history

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