News & Politics

The Morning Buzz

Good morning, Washington! Here's what we're reading around the web this AM.

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Polls show Barack Obama up over John McCain due to fears about the economy—but our own Garrett Graff wonders if cell-phone-toting youth might actually end up giving Obama the edge. 

Economic woes are affecting states locally, also—Virginia has a revenue shortfall of $3 billion due to the economic downturn.

We reported bunches on the opening of Top Chef Spike's Good Stuff Eatery, which earned good reviews from customers. But now, WTOP reports that the restaurant is being cited for several health code violations.  

Unlucky in love? You might want to try a matchmaking service or dating consultant. According to an article in the Post this morning, those services are flourishing in the DC area. 

A fake wallet—worth carrying around to fool muggers? For this guy, it was.