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A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.

Across the region, lawmakers from both parties criticized the Trump Administration’s federal hiring freeze yesterday.


  • Conservative group infiltrated meetings of anarchist Disrupt J20 activists. [Post]

  • Protesters scaled a large crane at 16th and L Streets NW this morning. [NBC4]

  • Six journalists now face felony charges, and possible prison time, after covering inauguration protests. [Guardian]

  • D.C. auditor finds that GOP health care proposals could cost the city billions. [Post]

  • Free pop-up museum for children opens Saturday at National Portrait Gallery. [WTOP]

  • Facing financial woes, Newseum lays off 26 employees. [Post, WBJ]

  • Supernus Pharmaceuticals misstated its 2014-15 revenue by about $30 million. [WBJ]

  • Yellow Line riders say Metro doors opened before the train stopped. [NBC4]

  • Owner of limo set ablaze during inauguration protests says insurance won’t pay. [AP]

  • Police searching for person who shot a man outside Nats Park yesterday. [NBC4, Post]

  • Deveanna Bedney-Howard, 15, has been missing since Jan 21. [WUSA]

  • Palace Sonogod, 14, has been missing since Jan. 18. [WUSA]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Jeffrey Anderson (tips? jeff.anderson@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Vince Gray, joined by others, introduces a bill to pay police to stay. [Post]

  • House Republicans move to block funding for District abortions. [Post]

  • Class action claims innocent bystanders were caught up in mass arrests. [WAMU]

  • Questions for local businesses over Trump order to roll back Obamacare. [WBJ]

  • ICYMI: City task force connects school transfers to performance. [Post]

  • Heritage Foundation study recommends slashing Metro budget by $153 million. [Patch]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Trump is great for the punk scene but bad for the world. [Buzzfeed]

  • Solange and Rae Sremmurd to headline this year’s Broccoli City Festival. [DC Music Download]

  • I.M.P. announces name of new Wharf venue, The Anthem, opening in October. [DCist]

  • Listen to the debut album from Street Stains, featuring Q and Not U’s Chris Richards and Pissed JeansSean McGuinness. [Bandcamp]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? lhayes@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • What it takes to keep a restaurant open today. [WTOP]

  • Washingtonian reveals their top 20 restaurants. [Washingtonian]

  • New Foggy Bottom hotel has cheap cocktails and &pizza. [WBJ]

  • Where to dine tonight for Richard Burns’ birthday. [Eater]

  • Restaurants are seeking sanctuary status as immigration battle heats up. [AP]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Development team and officials address concerns over D.C. United stadium. [UrbanTurf]

  • In Kalorama, a mixed welcome for the Obamas and Trump/Kushners. [Times]

  • Congress’ “draining of the swamp” could harm D.C.’s commercial real estate field. [WBJ]

  • 9:30 Club owners plan to open a big concert venue as part of the Wharf project. [DCist]

  • Last year’s overhaul of District’s zoning regulations left out one type of zone. [UrbanTurf]

  • Dupont Circle real estate mogul wants to start a business improvement district. [Bisnow]

  • A look back at D.C.’s residential real estate market over the past eight years. [Blade]

  • Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs gets a new chief building official. [WBJ]

  • Donald Trump’s (failing!) D.C. hotel fell short of revenue expectations last year. [Bisnow]

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