Elections 2012 http://kplu.org en Presidential debate spins 'Binders Full of Women' meme, fact checks http://kplu.org/post/presidential-debate-spins-binders-full-women-meme-fact-checks <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_LQ3eHSZ9c</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 15:40:19 +0000 6747 at http://kplu.org Presidential debate spins 'Binders Full of Women' meme, fact checks Along with sparks, errors fly in second presidential debate http://kplu.org/post/along-sparks-errors-fly-second-presidential-debate The "facts" came fast in Tuesday's presidential debate, and the checkers found many that didn't quite check out.<p>Here are some of the early words from the news outlets and independent organizations that were watching closely what President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said.<p>From <a href="https://twitter.com/politifact" target="_blank">PolitiFact.com's tweets</a>:<p>-- "Romney said 'oil production is down 14 percent this year on federal land.' Half True: <a href="http://t.co/hg463xBO" target="_blank" data-expanded-url="http://ow.ly/exdJJ">http://ow.ly/exdJJ</a>." (< Wed, 17 Oct 2012 15:18:27 +0000 Mark Memmott & Scott Montgomery 6745 at http://kplu.org Wheat growers excluded from Spokane parade http://kplu.org/post/wheat-growers-excluded-spokane-parade <p>SPOKANE, Wash. &mdash; Wheat may be king in the Palouse region, but don&#39;t look for its float at Spokane&#39;s annual Lilac Festival Parade.</p><p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 15:46:03 +0000 The Associated Press 4849 at http://kplu.org Darcy Burner running for Congress again, wants to replace Inslee http://kplu.org/post/darcy-burner-running-congress-again-wants-replace-inslee <div><p>OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) &mdash; Democratic activist Darcy Burner is making another run for Congress.</p><p>Burner said Wednesday that she wants to stand up for working people. She took a line from the Occupy Wall Street protests to say that the Congress needs people who will fight for &quot;the 99 percent.&quot;</p><p> Wed, 02 Nov 2011 17:05:35 +0000 The Associated Press 3072 at http://kplu.org Darcy Burner running for Congress again, wants to replace Inslee Cantwell's first GOP challenger steps up in Spokane http://kplu.org/post/cantwells-first-gop-challenger-steps-spokane <p>SPOKANE, Wash. - A Washington state senator from Spokane plans to take on U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell. Michael Baumgartner made his announcement Monday. He&#39;s the first Republican to launch a 2012 challenge against the Democratic senator from Washington. Correspondent Jessica Robinson reports.</p><p>Baumgartner, at age 35, is fairly new to politics. His resume includes work in Iraq and Afghanistan as an economic consultant. In 2010 he ran for state senate and beat the Democratic incumbent in a race that went down as the most expensive in Washington senate history.</p> Mon, 03 Oct 2011 23:51:21 +0000 Jessica Robinson 2794 at http://kplu.org State Sen. Baumgartner announces for Cantwell seat http://kplu.org/post/state-sen-baumgartner-announces-cantwell-seat <p>SPOKANE, Wash. &mdash; Republican State Sen. Michael Baumgartner of Spokane is announcing he will seek the U.S. Senate seat held by Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell.</p><p> Mon, 03 Oct 2011 16:36:32 +0000 The Associated Press 2781 at http://kplu.org State Sen. Baumgartner announces for Cantwell seat Could young voters be the next surprise for Republicans? http://kplu.org/post/could-young-voters-be-next-surprise-republicans <p>Recent polls suggest that younger Washington state voters are trending more politically conservative than their elders.</p><p> Sat, 01 Oct 2011 00:04:36 +0000 Jake Ellison 2774 at http://kplu.org Could young voters be the next surprise for Republicans?