News & Politics

Afternoon Shots: November 8

DC’s mayoral race heats up, ramen burgers reach Washington, and things to do this weekend.

The DC Beerathon on Saturday stops at 26 restaurants and bars. Image via Shutterstock.

Life imitates The Newsroom: CBS News retracts and apologizes for a recent 60 Minutes report about the 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya. [Post]

Double Down, the gossipy new book about the 2012 presidential campaign, is full of obscure adjectives and obnoxious alliteration. [New York Times]

DC residents who want a mayoral candidate “with some integrity” opt for scandal-ridden Council member Vincent Orange. [Capital Comment]

Metro is working on the Red, Blue, Orange, and Yellow lines this weekend, and is running on a weekend schedule on Monday, Veterans Day. [WMATA]

Loudoun County officials pass a resolution urging the Washington Redskins, who play in Maryland, to become the “Virginia Redskins.” [WJLA]

Recount in Virginia attorney general’s race could hinge on uncounted ballots in Fairfax County. [Post]

Stunt food alert: Ramen burgers have reached Washington. [Best Bites]

Synth-pop band Grouplove tonight at American University, a 26-stop “Beerathon” starting tomorrow at noon, and other things to do this weekend. [After Hours]

Happy hour of the day: Mintwood Place (1813 Columbia Rd., NW) recently expanded its happy hour menu. Also, did we mention there’s a “Beerathon” tomorrow?

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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.