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Spin Control

Wednesday’s quickie political briefing

Today's video: For those who need a little levity in the face of the campaigns and the financial markets.

If you saw it in the paper: This morning's S-R plugged a color-coded state primary map. You can find it here.

Here are today's headlines in the presidential race from The Associated Press:
Opposed to taxpayer bailouts, McCain says govt. ’forced’ to propose $85 billion plan for AIG

Obama pitches voters on economy in national ad that cites a campaign of ’petty’ distractions

Top Clinton fundraiser and member of Democratic platform committee backing McCain over Obama

McCain operatives flock to Alaska, head off embarrassing disclosures about Palin

To read the stories behind these headlines, click here and scroll down.
Prez/Veep: Barack Obama campaigns in the Nevada cities of Elko and Las Vegas. Joe Biden talks to voters in Wooster, Ohio.
John McCain and Sarah Palin hold a town hall meeting together in Grand Rapids, Mich.
“You know, there are people that are without jobs, that are hurting, whose businesses have collapsed, who don’t know where they’re going to find money to feed their families. This is not the major issue on people’s minds right now.” — Cindy McCain, asked on ABC’s “Good Morning America” whether she opposes overturning Roe v. Wade.
Eighty percent of respondents in a recent AP-GfK poll say Republican John McCain, with nearly three decades in Congress, has the right experience to be president. Just 46 percent say Obama, now in his fourth year in the Senate, is experienced enough.

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