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Spin Control archive for Jan. 1, 2009

TUESDAY, FEB. 3, 2009

Daschle drops out

Former U.S. Sen. Tom Daschle is now also the former Housing and Human Services Secretary nominee.He withdrew his name, with White House approval, Tuesday morning. Read the AP story about it inside the blog...Coming later on Talking Points: What is it with these folks and…

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MONDAY, FEB. 2, 2009

La Senadora Patty

Patty Murray is the newest member of the Senate's Democratic Hispanic Task Force, which might surprise some folks who didn't know the senator is Hispanic.OK, she's not. But then, neither are 43 of the other 44 members of the task force. Or as we would…

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FRIDAY, JAN. 30, 2009

THURSDAY, JAN. 29, 2009

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 28, 2009

TUESDAY, JAN. 27, 2009

Today's fun video

Post inaugural high-fiving (a bit dated, but it has a good beat, and, you know, you could dance to it, So I'd give it an 87.)HIGH-FIVE INAUGURATION! - watch more funny videos

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MONDAY, JAN. 26, 2009

Today's video: Sen. Oprah?

Governor-for-the-time-being Rod Blagojevich is everywhere today (except in Springfield where his impeachment trial is proceeding without him). His most extensive interview was probably on Good Morning America.

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FRIDAY, JAN. 23, 2009

SATURDAY, JAN. 10, 2009

How should we give politicians a raise

Many elected officials, from Washington, D.C., to Spokane, Wash., are getting a raise this year.The fact that they are getting more money in what might charitably be described as “hard times,” has some people angry. It’s also fodder for some pretty good satire, particularly on…

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THURSDAY, JAN. 8, 2009


Break out the popcorn

Here's a chance to impress your date, courtesy of the City of Spokane. Councilman Richard Rush is hosting a film series, for free, at City Hall. And even a discussion afterwards to explore your impressions of the film. How deep can you get?One Friday a…

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TUESDAY, JAN. 6, 2009

MONDAY, JAN. 5, 2009

Rumor mill: Something big coming Tuesday

Gov. Chris Gregoire's office has an early announcement of something big -- they won't say what -- Tuesday morning.Early, as in possibly before 8 a.m.That means it's timed to something in another time zone, such as Eastern Standard Time, which is what the other Washington…

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Taking the initiative

Monday is the opening day of the initiative season in Washington (which lasts even longer than Baseball Season, because it goes from today until the general election.)There to throw out the first pitch, as expected, was Tim Eyman, with a tax limiting initiative.But Eyman wasn't…

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FRIDAY, JAN. 2, 2009

Tim Eyman: He's baaaackk (of course)

The following things are reliable indicators that a new year has begun: The big ball drops in Times Square. Several hundred brave but foolish souls dash into Lake Coeur d'Alene. Tim Eyman announces he's got a new intiative to file with the Secretary of State's…

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