The Needle: What’s This Guy Smoking?
Calm Down, Bro: Rep. John Mica and other House Republicans are expected to single out the District’s marijuana decriminalization bill during a May 8 hearing of the Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations, which Mica chairs. “It’s against federal law to do certain things on federal property, versus now the District is looking at a minimal penalty,” Mica told CQ Roll Call today. -7
Toki Ontheground: Tired of waiting for hours to get into Toki Underground? The H Street NE ramen place now delivers through the service Caviar...for a whopping $9.99 fee. +1
Reasons for Love: These guys held signs outside the Verizon Center to show their love for Wizards owner Ted Leonsis. One sign read, "Book of love for Wizards owner Ted Leonsis who likes black people." +2
Rain Drain? It's raining, it's raining, and it won't stop raining. Will the District get washed away? -5
Yesterday's Needle rating: 63 Today's score: -9 Today's Needle rating: 54