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Jeff Thompson, the man who allegedly funded the shadow campaign to elect Mayor Vince Gray, wants the Supreme Court to weigh in on part of his case.


  • The Smithsonian Institution is facing a $65 million budget cut this year, which could lead to furloughs or museum closings. [WAMU]
  • The public is invited to testify tonight in front of council members on legislation that would decriminalize small amounts of marijuana. [News4]
  • Maryland Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Doug Gansler personally paid a $400 speeding ticket in D.C. issued to his state-owned vehicle 16 months ago, though he says he doesn’t actually know who was driving the vehicle at the time. [Post]
  • A Metro station manager is accused of embezzling money by taking paper farecards and loading them on SmarTrip cards so he could then sell them. [WTOP]


Georgetown Cribs: An eyesore in Georgetown will be converted into the most expensive condos in town.

D.C. Dudes: This D.C. punk trio, Dudes, really just doesn’t give a fuck.

Winter Weakness: Experts predict snow, but no Snowpocalypse this winter.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Kenyan McDuffie drops measure from package of campaign finance reforms that would’ve eliminated Council approval of contracts. [Post]
  • Jeff Thompson appeals to the Supreme Court. [LLPost]
  • You can’t live here. [Housing Complex]
  • Natwar Gandhi‘s replacement answers questions ahead of his hearing today. [Post]
  • Chuck Thies applies for post-health reform insurance. [NBC 4]
  • Smithsonian could face furloughs. [WAMU]
  • Keys stolen from Barry Farm. [NBC 4]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • No streetcar service this year. [WTOP]
  • Don’t feel left out, Washington Monument: The Capitol will soon have scaffolding, too. [DCist]
  • Latest details on Southwest’s Randall School project. [UrbanTurf]
  • Sherman Circle robbery: Burglars hit several homes. [WJLA]
  • Barry Farm robbery: Thief steals 100 keys. [WJLA]
  • Elementary school robbery: Shirtless bandits steal equipment. [DCist]
  • Angry neighbors get their way: Oyster-Adams digital sign removed. [WJLA]
  • Today on the market: Capitol Hill rowhouse with basement rental

ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? aschweitzer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Watch Uber Wars, a new, libertarian-approved short film about the battle over the car service in D.C. [YouTube via Post]
  • The Smithsonian’s Board of Regents begins its search for the next Smithsonian CEO. [AP]
  • Repairs to the Capitol Dome have begun. [AP]
  • Winners of the 2013 Mayor’s Arts Awards announced. [Art 202]
  • Courtland Milloy endorses 12 Years a Slave. [Post]
  • Homeland picked up for a fourth season. [Huffington Post]
  • The 9:30 Club is up for a Billboard Touring Award. [WTOP]
  • Listen: A Daytrotter session from Deathfix [Daytrotter]
  • Woolly Mammoth’s forthcoming production of Appropriate gets a boost from some young actors. [Post]

FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Fat Shorty’s is closing in Clarendon. [Eater, Washingtonian]
  • Nine millennials influencing the food scene. [Post]
  • I Ricchi to add coffee and wine bar to appeal to a younger set. [WBJ]
  • The most anticipated restaurants of fall/winter 2013 [In The Capital]
  • Seasonal Pantry adds a “season pass” for $680. [Washingtonian]
  • Ten food-friendly Halloween food event ideas [Eater]
  • La Dulce Noche coming to Columbia Heights. [PoPville]