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  1. cityscape
    Steven Holl’s Subtle ‘Reach’ Humanizes the Kennedy CenterThe architect has managed to strike an impossible balance in his addition to the venerable icon.
  2. the states
    U.S. News’ ‘Best States’ Rankings Don’t Smile on Red OnesTwelve of the 13 states at the bottom of the rankings were Trump Country in 2016.
  3. state legislatures
    West Virginia Leads States With Boys’ Club LegislaturesSome states, like Massachusetts (bad) and Georgia (relatively good), defy partisan stereotypes on legislative gender balance.
  4. 2018 midterms
    The New Republican Myth of California Voter FraudPaul Ryan and other Republicans are implying that California’s slow vote counts disguise fraud. It’s important to debunk these myths before 2020.
  5. gun control
    NRA Sues to Stop Gun Control Measures Approved by Washington VotersThe ballot initiative raises the minimum purchase age for semiautomatic rifles to 21, among other things.
  6. 2018 midterms
    The 2018 Midterms Have Already BegunElection Day has already begun in large areas of the nation, and voting by mail could stretch out Election Night as well.
  7. death penalty
    Washington Supreme Court Declares State Too Racist to Kill People“The death penalty, as administered in our state, fails to serve any legitimate penological goal.”
  8. politics
    Where Trump’s Vacation Is a Vacation From TrumpThe White House without the president is like a bunker without the war.
  9. Danger Signs for GOP in Washington BellwetherAs Washington State goes in August, so might go the nation in November.
  10. supreme court
    How Neil Gorsuch Became the Second-Most-Polarizing Man in WashingtonSo much for the hope that he might be a mild-mannered, semi-moderate justice.
  11. The Joy of Voting by MailThe growing number of voters who don’t cast ballots on Election Day should grow to nearly everybody.
  12. The Anti-Trump Movement Has Already Made Profound Progressive ChangeProgressives have revolutionized criminal justice in Philadelphia, and are on the cusp of passing a long list of vital reforms in Washington state.
  13. pope’s american adventure
    Pope Gives First Official Mass in U.S.About 25,000 attended the historic ceremony. 
  14. photos
    How Wildfires Have Devastated a Lake Resort Town in Washington StateDozens of homes and businesses have been destroyed near Lake Chelan, Washington.
  15. scandals
    The Aaron Schock Scandal Comes Full CircleIn a corrupt town, why are so few politicians brought down by ethics violations?
  16. Washington’s Boom Goes BustThe capital looks a little less like Panem than it did before. 
  17. washington
    GOP Congressman Can’t Recall Whether He Spoke to White SupremacistsBack in 2002.
  18. House Democrats Are BFFs With Ronald ReaganOr at least a cardboard cutout of him.
  19. very sad things
    Third Victim in Washington State School Shooting Dies Shaylee Chuckulnaskit was 14 years old.
  20. disturbing trends
    Another Guy Tried to Break Into the White HouseThe second one in 24 hours.
  21. washington
    Intruder Jumps Fence, Enters White HouseThe Obamas weren’t home. 
  22. spokane man
    Chill Guy Fired for Waiting 19 Hours to Buy WeedSpokane’s first customer is not sweating it.
  23. scandal-stained wretches
    CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell RetiresNothing to do with the Benghazi talking points.
  24. irs scandal
    Daniel Werfel Just Got Another Terrible JobHe’s been named acting head of the IRS.
  25. hurricane sandy
    Federal Hurricane Sandy Relief Has Officially BegunSeven months after the superstorm made landfall.
  26. 51st state
    Lieberman’s Last Hurrah: Statehood Bill for D.C.He calls the 51st state his “unfinished business.”
  27. the war on drugs
    White House Not Just Going to Sit Around While Everyone Smokes PotThe Obama administration is considering its options against Colorado and Washington.
  28. equal rites
    Gay Marriage Passes in Washington StateMaking the election a full sweep for marriage equality.
  29. washington
    Sally Quinn Asks, ‘Did a Lack of Good Parties Shut Down D.C.’s Power Circuits?’Or maybe it was the other way around.
  30. hell
    July Was the Warmest Month Ever in Washington, D.C.Serves ‘em right?
  31. chocolate city
    Company Town: Frank Rich and Adam Moss on Dysfunctional D.C.A D.C. native and a frequent visitor discuss the charms and follies of our nation’s capital.
  32. the future is coming
    Mark Zuckerberg Beefs Up His Lobbying Efforts With Two Top Former Bush AidesTo join his twelve-person team in Washington.
  33. menaces
    Basically Every State Begging Dennis Kucinich to Move ThereHe might run for reelection in a new state.
  34. early and often
    Democrat Patty Murray Holds On to Her Senate Seat in WashingtonOnly Alaska remains undecided, and it never goes dark there!
  35. terrorble
    Would-be Subway Terrorist Arrested in VirginiaFarooque Ahmed planned to set off explosives in the Washington Metro system.
  36. school daze
    Michelle Rhee, Superintendent of D.C. Public Schools, to ResignOne of the heroes of the film ‘Waiting for Superman’ is losing her job.
  37. terminal-stained wretches
    Mr. ‘Bloomberg Terminal’ Goes to Washington“Our aspiration is to be the most influential news organization in the world.”
  38. tea party
    Tea-Party Member Discovers the Very Small Percentage of D.C. He Deems SafeHow to find Real America in America’s Capital.
  39. waiting for reform
    Senate Officially Passes Financial Overhaul BillStill a few steps left before it goes to Obama.
  40. waiting for reform
    Financial Overhaul Bill Clears Senate HurdleSomething got done in Washington!
  41. politics as unusual
    Capitol Shut Down Over Reports of Man With GunWashington’s Capitol Police just alerted congressional offices that the entire complex has been locked down.
  42. white house
    Times: People in Washington Offended by Salahis’ Breach of Protocol, Not Apparent CrazinessCome on, now.
  43. the future leaders of the free world
    Intern Season in D.C. Gets Off to a Promising StartD.C. interns are in the House! Or rather, they’re headed there.
  44. in other news
    Checking In at the Mayflower HotelLooks like D.C. has another infamous hotel. The city appears tickled with its role
  45. in other news
    Dan Rather Rails Against ‘Corporate Overlords’ Colluding With ‘Powers in Washington’Part of what Dan Rather was hoping for, in his $70 million lawsuit against former employer CBS, was the ability to open to public scrutiny the company’s actions that led up to his ouster in 2005. So it’s no surprise that when the network asked Manhattan Supreme Court to keep documents concerning Memogate private, the former anchor got a bit upset. CBS originally said it would keep things public, but they have backed off that. Rather, who wanted the public to see all the information involving the media giant’s investigation into the origins of disputed memos about President Bush’s National Guard Service, railed against network execs. “It is a fact that corporate overlords working in secret collusion with the powers in Washington are intruding far too often in far too many newsrooms,” he said. “Corporate overlords? “Secret collusion”? “Powers”? What is this, a Wachowski movie? Whether or not he is right, Rather isn’t doing himself any favors in the battle to rescue his reputation. He, of all people, should know how much phrasing matters. Rather: CBS Bosses Hiding Truth [NYDN via Jossip]
  46. it just happened
    Feds to City: Decongest! And so it has finally happened: The U.S. Department of Transportation just announced it will give New York City a $354 million grant to implement a congestion-pricing system in the city. It’s not quite the $500 million Mayor Bloomberg and Dan Doctoroff told everyone the city stood to receive, but it’s a whole lot more than nothing, too. It’s a big win for the mayor, except for one thing. The Feds will only pay out on that grant if the state legislature signs off by March of next year — which means that seventeen-member commission formed just after the (alleged) application deadline pass a plan before then, and the city council, too, must agree to it. Shelly Silver, we think, is going to have a whole lot more fun. U.S. Offers New York Millions for Congestion Pricing [City Room/NYT] Earlier: Daily Intel’s coverage of congestion pricing
  47. the morning line
    Senators Like Mike • When Bloomberg speaks, Washington listens? The mayor is praising senators for killing an amendment — it would have forbidden the feds to share gun data with local police — he recently ripped to shreds. [NYDN] • It looks like we have a mob war on our hands, with a second Mafia-related hit in three days. First a Gambino capo’s son was attacked; now an alleged Genovese mobster is found executed. Or is it all just an HBO promo? [NYP] • Remember Wall Street West, a Pennsylvania developer’s plan to sell NYC financial firms a kind of giant, high-tech office park as a backup facility? There’s one snag: Nobody’s biting. [NYT] • The city’s slowly getting used to those spindly, War Of the Worlds–like “Sky Watch” surveillance towers. The next question is whether they actually reduce crime. [amNY] • And a Long Island gym teacher was arrested for endangering the welfare of a minor after he duct taped the legs of a student, presumably to teach him some sort of lesson. If we’d known this kind of stuff was actionable, our gym teacher would probably still be in jail. [Newsday]
  48. it just happened
    Scooter Libby Will Not See the Aspens Turn Is it gauche that seeing this headline just made us smile a bit? Is it even gaucher that we started wondering (hoping?) which Bushie might next go to jail? Also: Do you think Judy Miller will visit him in prison? Libby Gets 30 Months in Prison in CIA Leak Case [NYT]
  49. show and talk
    The Queen Comes to America: A Fashion Report A visit by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II may be a state occasion, but it’s not exactly a fashion event. After all, she’s been wearing boxy suits, major hats, and skirts of that curious Hasid-chick length for as long as anyone can remember. How’d she do on her just-winding-up American tour? Here’s a blow by blow.
  50. gossipmonger
    Donald and Rosie, Still FightingDonald Trump tried to reignite his feud with Rose O’Donnell by sending Barbara Walters a giant framed bustier that O’Donnell wore in Exit to Eden. Usher’s fiancée may be pregnant, and it may not be Usher’s child. Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun had quite the send-off Tuesday at Jazz at Lincoln Center. A man is claiming to be Larry Birkhead’s former gay lover. Seagrams heir Matthew Bronfman unveils his Ikon condo complex in Williamsburg tonight. The father of deceased singer and socialite Kitty Carlisle Hart knew Abraham Lincoln. Nick Lachey is still sensitive about his divorce from Jessica Simpson. A lot of American films will screen at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Ryan Gosling won’t say whether his relationship with Rachel McAdams is over. Snoop Dogg’s love of video games and weed caused a chain reaction of snafus at the Pussycat Dolls’ UNICEF benefit at Cipriani Wall Street.
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