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Spin Control archive for June 18, 2009


What does it look like to you? 

A city resident took umbrage at the e-mail address of one of the City Council candidates – with the Internet, it seems, there is more umbrage in more places – complaining that the Council District 1 hopeful Mike Fagan’s listing is a derogatory acronym well...

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Tweeting the (GOP) revolution

Iranian protesters are using Twitter to organize and report the protests against the election. Rep. Peter Hoekstra, a Republican congressman, tweeted that he saw a parallel to the GOP's travails last year. That prompted some withering responses.

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McMorris Rodgers makes the Daily Show

Not intentionally, of course. But Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is being noticed.She showed up on Wednesday night's Daily Show, as Jon Stewart was having fun with the politics of health care.After he pokes fun at Obama's speech to the AMA, Stewart takes on congressional Republicans'...

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For the record, Patty Murray's favorite word is "help." Maria Cantwell's is "oil". Cathy McMorris Rodgers' is "students."In the Idaho congressional delegation, Mike Crapo's fave is"energy". Jim Risch's is "guard". Walt Minnick's is "Idaho".That's the conclusion of Capitol Words, a new Web site that combs...

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