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Spin Control

Wednesday’s quickie political briefing

Today's fun video: If you missed the debates (or maybe even better if you didn't) here's the quick look

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

AP poll: McCain gains, drawing even with Obama with two weeks until Election Day

Obama says he only wants to reverse tax cuts for the wealthy that McCain himself opposed

Palin calls Obama “Barack the wealth spreader”

Trailing in state polls, McCain asks New Hampshire voters for another come-from-behind victory

Obama takes on national security while keeping focus on economy during Va. swing

GOP spent $150,000 in campaign funds to accessorize Palin
13days until the election
7days to apply by mail for an absentee ballot in Idaho
Tonight the debates between Spokane County Commissioners and their opponents are televised at 7 p.m. on KSPS-TV Channel 7.
John McCain talks to voters in Manchester, N.H., before holding rallies in the Ohio. Sarah Palin stops in Findlay, Ohio, and then campaigns with McCain in Green and Cincinnati.
Barack Obama campaigns in the Virginia cities of Richmond and Leesburg. Joe Biden holds events in the Colorado cities of Pueblo and Colorado Springs.
“Michelle may be a better dancer, but I am convinced I am a better dancer than John McCain.” — Barack Obama, on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
Democrat Barack Obama spent $3.2 million on payroll in September, nearly three times more than Republican John McCain, according to campaign finance reports.

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