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Spin Control

Tuesday’s quickie political briefing

Today's fun video: Remember, this is satire.

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

McCain proposes eliminating tax on unemployment benefits as part of his latest economic plan

Obama calls for moratorium on foreclosures, two-year tax break for businesses that create jobs

Palin mistakes fans for protesters at Va. rally that draws thousands

Clinton doesn’t see majority leader, court justice or presidential candidate in her future

Surviving members of Grateful Dead headline Obama get-out-the-vote concert at Penn State

To read the stories behind the headlines, click here and scroll down.

21 days until the election
15 days to apply by mail for an absentee ballot in Idaho
6 days until the deadline to register to vote in Washington by going to the county elections office
2 days until ballots are mailed in Washington
2 days until the next 5th District congressional debate. Taped in advance, televised on KSPS-TV Channel 7 and 790 KJRB at 7 p.m.
1 day until the next presidential debate. 6 p.m. on most broadcast and cable news channels.
1 day until the next gubernatorial debate. 8 p.m. in Spokane, locally broadcast on Channel 22 in Spokane
Barack Obama is in Oregon, Ohio, with no public schedule. Joe Biden campaigns in the Ohio cities of Warren, St. Clairsville and Marietta.
John McCain speaks with voters in Blue Bell, Pa.
Sarah Palin holds a rally in Scranton, Pa.
“There’s an old saying: Bloom where you’re planted.” — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, as she discussed her plans to remain in the Senate.
Independents were divided about evenly — 44 percent for Democrat Barack Obama and 41 percent for Republican John McCain — in a recent Associated Press-GfK Poll.

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