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American Hero: A random man was spotted mowing the lawn outside the Lincoln Memorial, doing what the federal government can’t during the shutdown. Unfortunately, Park Police stopped him before he could finish. +5
Imma Let You Finish : Mayor Vince Gray crashed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid‘s press conference today to try and get Congress to pass a bill to fund D.C. during the federal shutdown. For some unknown reason, Reid told Gray, “Don’t screw this up.” +3
Suited Up: Pigskins’ Safety Reed Doughty is preparing for life off of the field and has a pretty extensive Linkedin page. +1
Mayor of Twitter: Slate’s Dave Weigel called Mayor Vince Gray a moron on Twitter for crashing Sen Harry Reid‘s press conference. The mayor fought back. Weigel did not concede his point, but apologized for calling him a moron. +3
Yesterday’s Needle rating: 39 Today’s score: +12Still in a Shutdown Penalty: -1 Needle rating: 50