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Newt Gingrich told fans in Spokane today he’s astonished President Obama apologized to Afghan authorities for the burning of Muslim Holy Books by U.S. soldiers. Obama expressed remorse this morning that a military base burned copies of the Quran in a garbage pile.

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Some Republican voters in the Northwest have more to figure out than just which presidential candidate to vote for. They’re figuring out how to vote in a caucus. And as Jessica Robinson reports, the different campaigns want to make sure their supporters know how it works.

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MOSCOW, Idaho -- GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul brought his libertarian message to the college town of Moscow, ID, Friday. Northwest Public Radio’s Glenn Mosley reports.

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SEATTLE -- Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul spoke to a packed house of supporters at a rally in SeaTac Thursday night. Paul is trying to galvanize Washington voters for the state's March 3rd caucuses. From KUOW in Seattle, Ann Dornfeld reports.

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Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum drew an enthusiastic crowd at a campaign stop in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Tuesday. Some of the loudest cheers came in response to his socially conservative positions.

Santorum Rally Draws Supporters, Opponents, Undecided

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TACOMA, Wash. – Several hundred people gathered at the Washington Historical Museum in Tacoma Monday to get a glimpse of Rick Santorum on a campaign swing through the Northwest. In the crowd were supporters, opponents and undecided voters. Azusa Uchikura reports from Tacoma.

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee has laid out his jobs plan for Washington state. It’s the first of several policy proposals Inslee plans to announce in the coming weeks.

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In the first election that so-called “super PACs” can collect unlimited money for presidential races, some big spenders from the Northwest are getting in on the action. 

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PORTLAND -- A fast-paced five months of campaigning has come to an end in Northwest Oregon. Democrat Suzanne Bonamici was elected last night the next representative for the First Congressional District. Unofficial results last night showed Bonamici prevailing with a sixteen point lead over Republican Rob Cornilles. She'll replace another Democrat, David Wu. From Oregon Public Broadcasting, April Baer reports.

As a standing-room-only crowd of volunteers and donors clapped and filled a downtown conference room with their shouts, Suzanne Bonamici raised her arms to thank them.

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PORTLAND – Oregon has a new representative in Congress. Democrat Suzanne Bonamici beat Republican Rob Cornilles Tuesday night for the right to fill the seat vacated by Democrat David Wu, who resigned last summer. Correspondent Chris Lehman reports.