Mayor Gray wants to make the case that he’s a reasonably competent chief executive without talking about that other stuff. [WCP, Post]

Grand jury sending out subpeonas in lotto deal. [Examiner]

Gray is getting good at defending himself. [Times]

Gray’s flack, Pedro Ribeiro, gets mad at reporters [NBC4]

Activists mad at Pepco. [CD]

Gray forms taskforce with Pepco. [WUSA9]

DCPS test scores going up. [WAMU]

Maryland’s Steny Hoyer says “no way” to commuter tax. [DCist]