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Chuckslist: Rep. George Millerannounced his retirement from Congress today, which means there will soon be an opening in the famous politician-filled group house on Capitol Hill. House dweller Sen. Chuck Schumer put out a roomie feeler on Twitter today. +4
Who, Me?: Ezra Klein may or may not be leaving the Washington Post. That means someone may or may not be filling his job. Get ready for lots more of these information-filled stories in the near future. -2
Sly Fox: A fox, now dubbed the Capitol Hill Fox, was spotted on the lawn in front of the Capitol this weekend. It also ate a squirrel. Congress really is a zoo these days. +/- 0
Cash Cab: Hundreds of cabs will be without credit card readers after one of the D.C. Taxicab Commission–approved payment service providers announced it would completely cease operations for financial reasons. -5
Friday’s Needle rating: 65 Today’s score: -3 Today’s Needle rating: 62