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Spin Control archive for June 3, 2009


Coming Thursday: Murray grills AF? 

Sen. Patty Murray will be asking questions of Air Force honchos about that pesky tanker replacement contract they have thus far been unable to run to ground.Air Force Secretary Michael Donley and Chief of Staff Gen. Norman Schwartz will appear before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee…

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Obama organization meeting in East Central

Organizing for America, which is sort of the successor to the Barack Obama presidential campaign, will hold a town-hall style meeting Thursday evening at the East Central Community Center. 6 p.m., East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone St. if you're marking your calendar.OFA likes…

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Michelle Obama congratulates Barack Obama on winning the Democratic nomination in June 2008. (Craig Lassig / EPA)

Happy Fist Bump Day

Today has been declared National Fist Bump Day by, well, by people who apparently don't have very much to do.It commemorates the day one year ago when Barack and Michelle Obama knocked knuckles after he locked up the Democratic nomination. Some TV talking heads later…

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