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For someone who frequently jokes about her dislike of reporters, meeting the press sounds like a grim prospect for Muriel Bowser.

But the new mayor avoided controversy in an appearance this morning on Meet the Press with Kaya Henderson and Cathy Lanier. Instead, Bowser bantered with host Chuck Todd about marijuana Initiative-71 (she thinks it’s self-enacting and thus immune from congressional interference) and whether she would accept retroceding the District to Maryland for voting rights (no thanks).