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Big Money: It’s long been difficult to track corporate contributions in District politics. Now, thanks to the D.C. Council, it’s even harder. -4

Oi, Guvna: The Alexandria City Library system is holding two marathon Downton Abbey watch parties on Dec. 27 and Dec. 28. “We thought it’d be the perfect way to give people in the community the chance to catch up,” Central Library manager Renee DiPilato tells City Desk. +1

Getting to the Playoffs: Clinching a playoff berth for the Pigskins means a couple of things have to happen. +2

Still More Alexandria News: Who keeps stealing Alexandria’s police cars? -1

Monday’s Needle rating: 17 Today’s score: -2 Tuesday’s Needle rating: 15