Bear Bits: The National Zoo has released a video of the new panda being born, which is pretty messed up if you ask me.-1

Student Gets Sneaky?: Foggy Bottom ANC Commissioner David Lehrman says George Washington University student Patrick Kennedy befriended him as part of a scheme to eventually run for his seat. To make things even more awkward, Lehrman and Kennedy live in the same apartment building. +2

Redskins See Red: As if the Redskins’ loss last night to the St. Louis Rams wasn’t enough, two of the team’s starters were injured in the game and will be out for the rest of the season. -4

A Frown for Brown: Is at-large Councilmember and sometimes-suspended driver Michael Brown a well-liked guy, Marion Barry? Barry replies: “Michael Brown is not that popular, but he is not unpopular either.” -3

Friday‘s Needle rating: 66 Today’s score: -6 Redskins Lost: -2 Monday’s Needle rating: 58