News & Politics

Afternoon Shots: November 14

Doug Williams wants to return to the NFL, Metro has problems, and more to talk about tonight.

Dupont Circle’s Iron Gate reopens (yet again) on November 19. Photograph by Andrew Propp.

President Obama announces changes to the Affordable Care Act that should stop insurance companies from canceling health-care plans. Also continues the obnoxious Washington tradition of football metaphors. [New York Times]

Metro says it’s sorry the Red Line has problems. Not that the Red Line is fixed, though. [Capital Comment]

Angry about the taxis in DC? In San Diego, they beat the taxis with didgeridoos. [Navy Times]

Prince William County authorities find that many prescription drug abusers are switching to less-expensive heroin. [Post]

Former Washington quarterback Doug Williams wants to come back to the NFL. (He just lost his coaching job at Grambling.) [Post]

Area college students mourn the macaroni-and-cheese food truck that went out of business. [GW Hatchet]

Iron Gate, the oldest operating restaurant in town, prepares to reopen, yet again. [Best Bites]

Catch free Steven Spielberg movies this weekend at the National Archives. [After Hours]

Happy hour of the day: Dover, Delaware’s Old Dominion Brewing takes over the draft lines at Iron Horse Taproom (507 Seventh St., NW).

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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.