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Spin Control archive for April 28, 2009


As the U.S. goes, so goes WA

Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a bill today that could dramatically change presidential elections in years to come. It could result in Washington voters picking one candidate, but the state's Electoral College votes going to another.SB 5569 is part of a national movement to "reform" the…

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Tuesday video: Specter switching sides

Some early video on Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania deciding to switch from the Republicans to the Democrats. Admittedly it's a bit annoying, particularly the number of times the MSNBC reporter says it's "huge." We'll try to find better video, with a bit more thoughtful…

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Sims clears Senate hurdle

The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee approved the nomination of King County Executive Ron Sims for a high-ranking job in the Obama administration.Sims has been nominated for the No. 2 spot at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Sen. Patty Murray's office…

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