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Clean Up: A state legislator in Virginia wants to implement a 5 cent bag tax like the District’s. +3

Oh Baby, Yoouuu: The Biz Markie LivingSocial cooking class is tonight. It’s sold out, but there’s another one next month. +2

Fumble: ESPN commentator Rob Parker went on a bizarre tirade today about Robert Griffin III‘s blackness or lack thereof (apparently, braids are authentic and being engaged to a white woman is not). Despite the efforts of Stephen A. Smith to steer the conversation back to sanity, Parker’s exploration ended up embarrassing himself and his network. -3

Elián Gonzalez Cribs: The D.C. farmhouse that once housed diplomatic hot potato Elián Gonzalez sold for $4.45 million this month. +1

Wednesday’s Needle rating: 13 Today’s score: +3 Thursday’s Needle rating: 16