Journos Wearing Sweaters: It’s that time of the year again—-Arianna Huffington gifted her hundreds of staffers holiday J. Crew sweaters. A trusted source within the gilded halls of the Huffington Post’s swanky D.C. bureau said each employee received an individualized package. Only some of the sweaters had elbow pads, which was the more popular of the two styles. The sweaters look cozy and the D.C. staff looks nice in them, but until the City Paper staff gets sweaters… -4

Mistress’ Night Out! A man wrote into Post restaurant critic Tom Sietsema asking for a place to take a mistress for dinner “off the beaten path.” He said the noise level didn’t matter because “we could care less about conversating.” This guy may not be honest with his wife, but at least he’s honest about something. +1

Socialism Reigns: Mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser‘s response upon hearing that fellow mayoral candidate Andy Shallal raised $120,000: “The rich socialist,” Bowser said. “I love it.”+2

Star-Studded Bench: Pigskins’ coach Mike Shanahan said he would bench RGIII for the rest of the season so he could be healthy for the off-season. +3

Yesterday’s Needle rating: 75 Today’s score: +2 Needle rating: 77