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Judging Adam: A D.C. judge is considering a motion to release the perpetually under arrest Adam Kokesh, who was last put in the slammer after he video taped himself for a July 4th stunt loading a shotgun in the Freedom Plaza. (-3)

Prison Pals: Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. will learn his fate tomorrow for misusing public funds, and if he gets time, as he is expected to, the Post’s Mike DeBonis notes he will likely be in the same Alabama federal prison as our very own Harry Thomas Jr. (+2)

Squawkin’ Hawkins: Mayor Vince Gray’s close pal Vernon Hawkins pleaded guilty today for lying to police in the probe into the mayor’s campaign finances. (+2)

More B-More? The cover of the Baltimore Sun‘s weekly magazine, b, this week is “100 Reasons Baltimore Is Better Than D.C.” City pride is great, admirable even, but 100? That’s digging pretty deep. -1

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