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Spin Control archive for Jan. 1, 2009


Murray endorses Sotomayor

Sen. Patty Murray is backing Sonia Sotomayor for the U.S. Supreme Court. That comes as no surprise, considering Murray is a Democrat, and all the Ds are backing Obama's first court pick.And considering that Murray has made no secret of her general support for the…

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Weds. video: Tues. redux

Tuesday was Obama's birthday...although if one doubts he was born in the U.S., shouldn't one also doubt the day? The celebration plus a preview of Congress's upcoming dog days of summer in this video from TalkingPointsMemo.

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TUESDAY, AUG. 4, 2009

PDC will investigate charter group's funding

The state Public Disclosure Commission is opening a formal investigation into a complaint the home builders filed last month against Envision Spokane. The Spokane Home Builders Association filed a complaint last month, alleging the citizens group did not file all the necessary information on where…

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Reminder: Council candidate forum Wed.

Candidates for the South Spokane District 2 seat on the City Council are appearing at a forum Wednesday evening at the East Central Community Center.The primary ballot features challengers David Elton, Steve Eugster, Greg Ridgley, Kristana Sabestinas and Jon Snyder running against incumbent Mike Allen.…

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Tues video: What happened Mon.?

Spin Control experienced light blogging over the weekend because I was in Vegas being separated from my money on Sat. and Sun., and tied up with a non-political story Monday. Apologies to readers wondering What's going on?Here's a quick look at the big news of…

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SUNDAY, AUG. 2, 2009

Park Board on dawn patrol 

Most mornings around 7 a.m., Manito Park is the province of joggers, dog walkers and ducks on “dawn patrol” for healthy eats because the “do not feed” signs have cut back their junk food. But about once a month, it’s the site of a special…

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FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2009


Eugster: A friend of the Cowles Co.?

My guess is that of all the labels that might stick on Steve Eugster, "Cowles sycophant" is not one of them, despite the accusation from David Elton mentioned in the previous post.Still, I think it's worth mentioning this nugget from an interview I had with…

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Elton vs. Eugster

Last night's City Council debate sponsored by the Campaign for Liberty, went free of personal attacks until David Elton landed one on Steve Eugster.Elton, who is competing against Eugster and four other candidates for the right to represent south Spokane, complained about a blog post…

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TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2009

MONDAY, JULY 27, 2009

Catch the candidates: Council forums 

The August primary ballots go in the mail this week, and they're due back in the mail by Aug. 18.For those of you still wondering about which Spokane City Council candidate deserves your vote, there are a couple chances coming up to see them up…

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SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2009

Will charter campaign go The Chicago Way? 

The Spokane City Council holds a hearing Monday night on putting a major charter change known as the Community Bill of Rights on the November ballot. No one who fancies him or herself both an astute political observer and a sane betting person would wager…

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FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2009

News flash: Eyman backs Fagan 37 

Tim Eyman, the state's premier initiative entrepreneur, endorsed Spokane City Council Candidate Mike Fagan this week.This should come as no huge surprise to anyone with the remotest knowledge of state politics, considering Fagan is Eyman's longtime cohort in a dozen or so years of initiative…

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Hedley tweets on Birthers

OK, this is getting strange, in an "Art imitates life imitates art" kind of way. Doonesbury's network correspondent Roland Hedley began tweeting on the Obama birth certificate "controversy" last night. Here are his tweets, in reverse chron order:Tomorrow: 9-part tweetage on Birther movement. Was POTUS…

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Thurs. fun video: Stewart on birth cert. story 

The Obama Birth Certificate "controversy" is getting more and more attention from the news media this summer. Apparently they have run out of stories telling people that Michael Jackson is still dead.So much attention, in fact, that Jon Stewart weighed in last nigh, with clips…

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Callers concerned about socialized medicine 

Callers to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers tele-town hall meeting were pretty convinced that the government shouldn't take over health care and the Eastern Washington Republican should do everything in her power to stop socialized medicine.She didn't much disagree.Among her comments on proposals by President Obama…

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Red Alert: Candidate forum tonight 

A local Republican organization is sponsoring a candidate forum for three of this fall's races: Two contested Valley City Council races and the City of Spokane's Northwest District 3 race.The forum starts at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mirabeau Park, and is scheduled to feature the…

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