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Let It Be Stated: President Barack Obama said today that he is in favor of D.C. statehood. (Though made no indication that he would actually do anything to help D.C. achieve said statehood.)+3

Neutral Territory: Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander will still not say that Dan Snyder needs to change the name of the Washington football team. “It is up to Dan Snyder. Case closed,” she told the National Journal. -4

Too High: How does the Daily Caller celebrate D.C’s newly enacted marijuana decriminalization law? By conducting an interview completely stoned. This is why we can’t have nice things, D.C. -2

On Track: Metro says it looks like things are good to go for the Silver Line to open on Saturday. +3

Yesterday’s Needle rating: 65 Today’s score: 0  Today’s Needle rating: 65