Principles Over Money: A Native American advocacy group says representatives of Dan Snyder’s Original Americans Foundation met with an Arizona tribe yesterday to offer them money to help build a skate park that it wants. The tribe refused the offer, calling it bribe money. +3 

Can You Handle “The Truth?” The Wizards announced they’ve officially signed forward Paul Pierce. +4

RIP: Spock, the National Zoo’s 27-year-old Sulawesi macaque, was euthanized this morning. He had arthritis in his knee and ankle joints and was suffering from diabetes. -3

For the People of Kentucky: Rep. Thomas Massie, a Kentucky Republican, says he introduced an amendment to gut D.C.’s gun laws to show his constituents in Kentucky that he is very much pro gun. -5

Yesterday’s Needle rating: 71 Today’s score: -1 Today’s Needle rating: 70