Which was the most fevered lunge for self-promotion by a power player? Vote at newsday.com/spincycle.
1. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell blasting North Carolina's new, more restrictive voting law.
2. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) voicing support for New Jersey GOP Senate candidate Steve Lonegan.
3. Former Clinton administration adviser Lanny Davis accusing The New York Times of an anti-Hillary Clinton bias.
Last week's "winner": Advocates of liberalized gun laws gathering in Newtown, Conn.