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Spin Control archive for July 22, 2009


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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McMorris Rodgers on the phone 

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is holding a town hall meeting by phone at 4:50 this afternoon. Her office is using some new program that will dial 99,999 households in Eastern Washington and ask if they want to hold for the congresswoman.She wants to talk about...

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Weds. video: Matthews on Obama birth certificate 24 

As regular readers of Spin Control know, we occasionally wander into the question of Barack Obama's birth certificate, thanks to the appearance of Orly Taitz at the University of Idaho speech by Chief Justice John Roberts.Taitz is a leader of the movement which questions whether...

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