The Needle: Dan Snyder Not Throwing Party
Opportunity Lost: Reports of an impending meeting between local hero Dan Snyder and national hero Mitt Romney were apparently incorrect. A Redskins spokesman tells Washingtonian that the Redskins owner is not holding a fundraiser for Romney, despite what Politico reported this morning. -3
Shooting at Coolidge High: One Coolidge High student was shot by another today, according to police. The injured student will reportedly survive. It seems awkward assigning a number rating to this, but still, sad news.
Ward Wealth: Not that this is particularly surprising, given that he draws salaries from both D.C. and Patton Boggs, but Councilmember Jack Evans lives in some serious splendor. Highlights from a Post tour of his house include a patio with a TV and fireplace, and an arcade machine. -1
Tuesday's Needle rating: 61 Today's score: +1 Wednesday's Needle rating: 62