Hot Take: An anonymous scout says Bryce Harper has had a bad year and he could see the Nationals trading him “for a young arm and hold on to Denard Span.” Let’s get a name attached to this scout before we start throwing out our hometown Harper gear. -3

Your Money and Your Life: The lawyer who filed the lawsuit that led a federal judge to overturn D.C.’s ban on carrying handguns in public is asking the city to pay his more than $54,720 in legal fees. -5

Jack Evans on the Loose: Is Councilmember Jack Evans purging the negativity from his Wikipedia page? +7

Sausage Fest: Meats & Foods is now open in the Shaw/Bloomingdale area. +1

Yesterday’s Needle rating: 24 Today’s score: 0 Friday Bonus: +2 Today’s Needle rating: 26