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Where’s the First Family going to move after leaving the White House early next year? On Tuesday, National Journal reported that the Obamas plan to relocate to tony Kalorama in Northwest, “just east of Massachusetts Avenue.” Daughter Sasha has to finish up at Sidwell Friends. Some commentators say the move “doesn’t jibe.” 


  • White House staff say POTUS ought to veto a bill aimed at blocking D.C. budget autonomy. [City Desk]
  • Still, if that tack doesn’t work, congressional Republicans may go the budget route to do so. [Post, DCist]
  • Metro changes its crime-reporting policy after it failed to make public an alleged rape in April. [WAMU]
  • The suspect in the alleged rape on Metro was identified a week before in an indecent-exposure case. [Post]
  • If the D.C. streetcar ever gets extended to Georgetown, it could be powered by a different means. [WTOP]
  • A new report says the tipped-minimum wage leaves some of D.C.’s female workers behind. [City Desk]
  • Sweetgreen will no longer carry bacon or sriracha under its new menu, citing “health” reasons. [DCist]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Metro changes its policy on crime alerts, after delay publishing info on rape. [TimesWAMU]
  • Report: Muriel Bowser‘s minimum wage plan rips off women. [WCP]
  • Post ed board: enough congressional complaints about Metro. [Post]
  • Staffers say Barack Obama should veto House legislation aimed at budget autonomy. [WCP]
  • LGBTQ activists want more homeless youth funding. [Metro Weekly]

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

  • It’s supposed to be nice this weekend, so go see some free live music outside. [DC Music Download]
  • An interview with Cul de Sac scribe and Encore Theatre’s executive director about the comic strip’s adaptation to the stage. [WCP]
  • Photos from the Helen Hayes Awards after-party at 9:30 Club. [DC Theatre Scene]
  • A guide to free outdoor movies this summer. [BYT]
  • Here are the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards winners. [WCP]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Where to get a beer and a shot in D.C. [Post]
  • Olivia’s Diner closes on 19th Street NW. [PoPville]
  • Karma Lounge & Bar‘s liquor license suspended after assault. [Borderstan]
  • The last night of Georgetown’s Bistro Francais [Washingtonian]
  • Seven new tasting menus in D.C. [Zagat
  • Spider Kelly’s beer garden now open in Clarendon. [ARLnow]