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Washington City Paper's Politics Issue is online and on stands today. Read it to see the editors' election endorsements and nonendorsements, fascinating poll results, and to learn more about politics of pot, foodies, and more.


  • Muriel Bowser and Vince Gray: The Final Days [Loose Lips]
  • Voter think the city is improving, but that doesn't mean they'll necessary vote for the incumbent. [Housing Complex]
  • Muriel Bowser  says she wants to replicate the success of Alice Deal Middle School in Ward 3. But can that be done? [WAMU]
  • Relisha Rudd's heartbreaking past [Post]


Sound Bitten: Dupont Circle residents take on loud night clubs, one late-night decibel reading at a time.

Starbucks Showdown: Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham held a press conference in front of two reporters at Starbucks about allegations he lodged against his election challenger, Brianna Nadeau. Then Nadeau crashes the presser.

The Bus Stops Here: Mayoral candidate Carlos Allen may be polling at zero percent, but he sure does have a cool campaign bus.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer. (tips?

  • Pick up the WCP Politics Issue, on news stands today. For free! [WCP]
  • WCP editors don't endorse in mayor's race, but back Brianne Nadeau in Ward 1, Charles Allen in Ward 6, and Nate Bennett-Fleming in the at-large race. [City Desk]
  • Jim Graham and Nadeau face off over her loans in bizarre Starbucks encounter. [LLWashingtonianBlade]
  • Post ed board no fans of Graham's tactics. [Post]
  • Candidates face off in televised debate. [Post]
  • But Andy Shallal isn't invited. [LL]
  • Muriel Bowser and Vince Gray work on GOTV. [Post]
  • Listen to the LL Ward 6 debate. [LL]
  • Jack Evans slams Bowser in new mailers. [LL]
  • Weird temperatures wreck District roads. [Times]
  • Is replicating Muriel Bowser's favorite middle school a reasonable goal for the District? [WAMU]
  • Gray campaign buys every available ad position on African-American radio stations. [Post]
  • Candidates quiet on transportation issues. [Post]
  • Shadow senator Paul Strauss wins another celeb convert for statehood. [LL]
  • More on missing girl Relisha Rudd. [Post]
  • Inside mayoral no-shot Carlos Allen's tour bus. [LL]

HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener. (tips

  • Everything you need to know about D.C. politics before the mayoral primary. [WCP]
  • Last-minute Ward 8 announcements (read: hospital and Whole Foods) are a "political booty call." [CHOTR]
  • Social media feedback on Height Act changes was positive but couldn't be used by NCPC. [GGW]
  • U Street ANC votes against lowering parking minimums in zoning update. [SALM]
  • Metro Memorial Park moves forward. [WBJ]
  • Some of the healthiest counties in America are clustered around D.C. [Atlantic Cities]
  • Forty-one percent of D.C. residents can walk to a grocery store in five minutes. [UrbanTurf]
  • Photos of Joe Biden at the Florida Avenue Grill. [DCist]
  • Some condo bylaws make it nearly impossible to own a bike. [GGW]
  • New York is following D.C.'s trend, with more people moving in than out. [NYT]
  • Today on the market: Apartment building shell in Deanwood—$195,000

ARTS LINKS, by Jonathan L. Fischer. (tips?

  • The "flea-market Renoir" is back in the hands of the Baltimore Museum of Art, and will be on display for the public on Sunday. [Post]
  • Among Washington-based TV shows, Veep "is the only effective antidote to House of Cards’ smug bile." [Grantland]
  • How Arena Stage's Camp David got made. [Express]
  • The venues for the upcoming D.C. Funk Parade [DCist]
  • The best open mics in D.C. [D.C. Music Download]
  • Deleted Scenes' "You Get to Say Whatever You Want" gets an Occupy-themed video. [YouTube]

FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman. (tips?

  • Where to find fiddleheads on D.C. menus [Eater]
  • Skillet sandwiches pop up at Black Whiskey. [Post]
  • Potter's House in Adams Morgan undergoes revamp. [PoPville]
  • Meet the women in Washington's craft beer scene. [Washingtonian]
  • A clever way to stop people from using their phones in bars [NPR]
  • Dunkin' Donuts debuts a Peeps doughnut. [BuzzFeed]
  • Five odd questions for Toro Toro chef Steve Hartzell [Express]
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