Trucker Nation: Truckers wanting to express their disapproval of national political leaders are planning a “Truckers Ride for the Constitution” rally later this week and will circle I-495 so no one can come in and no one can come out. -7

Sink or Swim: It’s moving day for the 38 sea animals at the recently closed National Aquarium who are going to Baltimore. -2

Refund…Nawt!: The D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue announced today that it would not issue tax refunds until further notice because of the government shutdown. -3

Check Please: Federal workers in the District furloughed because of the government shutdown have filed more than 10,000 claims for unemployment benefits. -5


Yesterday’s Needle rating: 55 Today’s score: -17Needle rating: 38