News & Politics

Afternoon Shots: November 7

What you need to know tonight.

Senate passes long-awaited legislation against workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, but the bill faces a tough vote in the House. [Post]

DC cabbies aren’t the only ones complaining about credit cards. Montgomery County drivers don’t like being paid with plastic either. [Dr. Gridlock]

New York tabloid says DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier might be on Mayor-elect Bill De Blasio‘s shortlist to take over the New York Police Department. [Daily News]

Lanier says no, she’s not. [NBC4]

Rob Lowe as JFK? Well, it’s not the worst portrayal of the 35th president we’ve seen. [Capital Comment]

The gym, Metro, and other germ-infested public places you can’t avoid. [Well + Being]

Surveyors are making sure the Washington Monument is still exactly 555 feet, five-and-one-eighth inches tall before the scaffolding comes down. [WAMU]

Happy hour of the day: If you miss the regular 4 to 7 happy hour at the recently revamped the Heights (3115 14th St., NW), there’s a second happy hour tonight at 10:30. [Best Bites]

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Benjamin Freed joined Washingtonian in August 2013 and covers politics, business, and media. He was previously the editor of DCist and has also written for Washington City Paper, the New York Times, the New Republic, Slate, and BuzzFeed. He lives in Adams Morgan.