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Spin Control archive for March 27, 2009

FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2009

Coming Sunday: Gun control?

Sunday's Spokesman-Review will have a special feature in the Today Section on Obama and guns.Not Barack Obama and his stance on gun control.Michelle Obama and her "guns". (Psst. That's her upper arms for those of you who are wondering "Shotguns, pistols or rifles?")It features a...

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A shout out for Maria

Sen. Maria Cantwell got a mention from President Obama Friday in his speech about Afghanistan and Pakistan.She was one of three members of Congress cited by the president as he backed their idea on economic development for the war-torn region. Cantwell, Reps. Chris Van Hollen...

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Putting some chips on the Zags

When a sports team from around here plays in a big contest with a team from elsewhere, Washington politicians usually have to have something riding on the outcome.In 2007, when the Seahawks played the Chicago Bears in the NFL playoffs, Gov. Chris Gregoire bet salmon...

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McKenna: Economy a bipartisan mess 

The crisis in the financial markets is a “bipartisan mess” involving both of Barack Obama’s immediate predecessors, Congresses over the past 10 years and people who thought housing prices would always go up, Washington’s attorney general said Thursday. Rob McKenna told the Washington Realtors Conference...

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