City Desk

The Needle: Winning Streak

Sunny Sundays: The District has had "spectacular" weekend weather for 14 straight weeks, with an average high temperature of 78 degrees and an average low of 58 degrees during this period on the weekends. Let's hope this doesn't jinx it. +3

Game On: Rep. Andy Harris–the Maryland Republican who introduced an amendment to block D.C.'s marijuana decriminalization law—played it real mature on Twitter and taunted D.C. residents, who have no representation in Congress, by saying that traffic was really heavy from D.C. to the Eastern Shore this holiday weekend. In the wake of Harris' effort to kill D.C.'s local law, Mayor Vince Gray had called on D.C. residents to boycott holiday destinations on the Eastern Shore, which Harris represents. Of course, most of the roads that lead from D.C. to the Eastern Shore of Maryland also lead to Delaware, but maybe Harris didn't realize that. -5

Hall of Shame: Two of D.C.'s esteemed politicians made a list of the nation's worst politicians. Former Councilmembers Harry Thomas Jr.  and Michael Brown continue to make the District proud. -4

Healthy Eating: A new D.C. hospitality trade group is trying to expand the benefits offered to restaurant employees through a private exchange that will help local restaurant groups with more than 100 full-timers comply with the Affordable Care Act’s by the Jan. 1 deadline to offer health coverage. +3

Wednesday's Needle rating: 67 Today's score: -3 Today's Needle rating: 64

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