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Spin Control archive for Dec. 17, 2012

MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012

OLYMPIA -- Members of the Electoral College, including Rick Lloyd of Spokane Valley, center,  sign paperwork casting Washington's electoral votes for Barack Obama for president. Also in the picture, from left, are Grifynn Clay, Kathleen Lawrence and Maria Ehsam and Georgia Spencer.  (Jim Camden)

News flash: Obama wins Washington

Rick Lloyd of Spokane Valley, center, and other members of Washington's Electoral College sign paperwork to cast the state's electoral votes for Barack Obama. OLYMPIA – Forget what the news media told you six weeks ago. Barack Obama was elected to his second term as…

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Senate Dems: How about we split power?

OLYMPIA — Senate Democrats offered a power-sharing agreement to counter last week's proposal by Republicans and two defecting members of their party. They called for co-leaders for the Senate and co-chairmen for all committees. But the top Republican and the Democrat the coalition wants to…

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Murray to Tom: You don't control Senate 

OLYMPIA -- The Senate will have two claimants to the title of "majority leader" when the Legislature convenes on Jan. 14 Senate Democratic Leader Ed Murray of Seattle said Republicans will need more than a press conference and a logo on their stationary to be…

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