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Mary Cheh, facing “crucial” test of her image and her friendship with Mayor Vince Gray, says she’s the big cheese on the council. “This last session, most of the big bills that pushed through were mine.” [Post]

Michael Brown campaign cryptically suggests that challenges made to his petitions “were not made in good faith.” [Examiner]

Post ed board doesn’t like the fact that Brown doesn’t have to file OCF report. [Post]

Post ed board’s investment in Michelle Rhee won’t let it see just how piss poor the IG’s investigation into test scores was. [Post]

When Nats do well, city sees slight increase in baseball-related taxes. [Times]

Downtown driving population growth. [Examiner]

Back to school, kiddos. You might see the mayor there. [AP]