City Desk

The Needle: MRS Degree Edition

Curses for Breakfast: In a breakfast meeting, Councilmember Michael Brown seemed unhappy about the death of iGaming. According to WTOP: She and "Councilmember David Catania shouted over the table at each other about the online gambling issue, and exchanged some expletives." Cooler heads, it seems, don't always prevail. -1

Looking for that MRS degree?: Then you probably have a good chance of finding at a District college. InsideCollege—one of those sites that help whip up the frenzy over admissions every year—has released its rankings of schools where (presumably heterosexual) students are most likely to find love. American, Georgetown, Catholic, and GWU all made the list. +2

Trump Card: Hotelier, not-presidential candidate, and all-around roustabout Donald Trump has been awarded the contract to redevelop the the Old Post Office complex. Writes Lydia DePillis: "It's a win for the gal who last renovated the place..." and a loss for everyone else interested in the property, since it'll become a Trump hotel. -4

Virginia Is For Gun Dealers: A former Princess George's County bus driver pleaded guilty to producing child pornography after losing her memory card with videos saved on it. "March 15, 2010, Smallwood had left a microSD card on a 7-11 counter in Clinton, Md. which was then picked up by another person who saw 10 to 15 videos of a woman in sexually explicit conduct with a girl. The person reported it to police and then gave it to authorities on March 17." Good move, stranger. +5

Monday's Needle rating: 39 Today's score: +2 Today's Needle rating: 41

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