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GOP contenders clash in Florida debate

Republican presidential contenders Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich clashed repeatedly in heated, personal terms Monday night in a crackling campaign debate, the former Massachusetts governor tagging his rival as a Washington “influence peddler,” only to be accused in turn of spreading falsehoods over many years in politics.

Spin Control: Coverage of caucuses is pointless

If no one else has yet proposed this, might I suggest the news media stop paying attention to the results of the Iowa precinct caucuses … or any precinct caucuses, for that matter. That includes Washington. No offense, all you good party loyalists who are preparing for the big March 3 event.

Initiative filed against same-sex marriage

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Districts will ask voters to help support hundreds of jobs

School levies are often associated with K-12 programs, such as sports, art and music. But the community-supported portion of a school district’s budget – a local tax – also helps pay for hundreds of jobs within a school district, including teachers, coaches, bus drivers, secretaries and janitors.

Gov debate set for Spokane?

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McLaughlin considering bid against Brown

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Romney, Santorum neck and neck in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney waged a seesaw battle for supremacy in Iowa’s Republican presidential caucuses late Tuesday night, the opening round of a campaign to pick a challenger to President Barack Obama. Texas Rep. Ron Paul ran third.

Democrats see opportunity in 5th District

A former dean of Gonzaga University Law School is among the Democrats considering a campaign against Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers next year. Dan Morrissey, who served as dean from 2001-’04 and now teaches corporate law at the school, said he is exploring his prospects for a race and expects to decide by next month.

Obama: Core philosophy of GOP candidates identical

In making the case for his re-election, President Barack Obama is arguing that it doesn’t matter who the Republicans nominate to run against him because the core philosophy of the GOP candidates is the same and will stand in sharp relief with his own.

McMorris Rodgers endorses Romney

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