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Learn It, Live It, Love It: With Colin Powell‘s endorsement, “Call Me Maybe” is officially not Song of the Summer, but we do have a winner of Putdown of the Summer: the Nationals’ Bryce Harper‘s not-mad-just-disappointed “That’s a clown question, bro.” +5
Aw, Fiddlesticks: His attempt to claim the chairman’s seat thwarted, Councilmember Vincent Orange tried to grab the all-but-meaningless chairman pro tem spot and failed at that too. -2
Markio Tennis: Tycoon and Washington Kastles owner Mark Ein is looking to add something new to his substantial holdings: a piece of the Internet! Ein is one of four bidders competing for the .tennis top-level domain, which would allow websites to replace their boring .com and .edu domains with .tennis. Ein tells the Washington Business Journal that his plans for the domain goes far beyond washingtonkastles.tennis. +0
Monday’s Needle rating: 35 Today’s score: +3 Today’s Needle rating: 38