City Desk

The Needle: Revenge of the Nerds V

 

Why?: Tired of hearing about the White House Correspondents' Dinner and all the fancy parties? Well, then, you're not going to like this: Reporter Patrick Gavin, who is leaving his job at Politico today, is making a documentary on the whole event to "to go behind the scenes and do an anatomy of what’s become the biggest weekend in one of the world’s most important cities and how it got that way." -5

Down to Business: Twenty percent of D.C. people on AshleyMadison.com—a dating service for married people looking to have an affair—are logging on with government email addresses. -3

View From The Top: Here's some gorgeous aerial footage of D.C. illegally captured by a drone. +4

Holy Shit: Five million gallons of sewage spilled across the Capital Crescent Trail and into the Potomac River. -5

Yesterday's Needle rating: 61 Today's score: -9 Friday Bonus:+2 Today's Needle rating: 54

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