I came across one of the new websites from Google labs, "In Quotes". Although the site can become a huge quote bank, it has started by compering quotes from politicians in the U.S. UK, Canada and India. The spin feature (pun intended) selects random quotes from the candidates on a specific issue. Issues, so far, range from abortion to the war in Iraq and from human rights to nuclear proliferation. The sites offers people raw information, and frames news and opinion subjects, in specific 3 or 4 line answers. In doing so, visitors can compare and contrast, while reading quotes from statements made in news sites, press conferences, TV interviews, speeches and the Internet. Now YouTube includes speech recognition in searches for spoken content.
A good move from Google (one of the few companies that didn't felt the credit crunch)
P.S. 10 days to Election day.