News & Politics

Afternoon Shots: November 21

Joe Biden talks about sandwiches, hordes gather for the new Xbox, and more to discuss tonight.

Biden at Capriotti's DC opening in 2013. Photograph courtesy of the Office of the Vice President.

The FCC wants to allow airplane passengers to make cell phone calls during flights. If commercial aviation wasn’t already ruined, it’s a lot closer now. [Capital Comment]

Gaithersburg, Md. schools briefly locked down during search for suspect in shooting that left one person dead. [WJLA]

Should journalists recuse themselves from writing about drug busts that involve substances they have used? That would really complicate things. [National Journal]

“The only way to eat these things is with hot peppers, but not everybody understands that,” and other awsome things Vice President Joe Biden said about sandwiches when he visited Capriotti’s today. [Best Bites]

A new Giant supermarket opens in DC’s Shaw neighborhood tomorrow. Look at photos of it tonight. [Open House]

Microsoft’s Xbox One will be released to the public at 10 tonight. The hordes are gathering at the Microsoft store at Tysons Corner. [After Hours]

Washington City Paper says these are 20 people who help to define the District of Columbia. [Washington City Paper]

The Georgetown men’s basketball team lost to Northeastern University at the Puerto Rico tip-off this afternoon. [Post]

Happy hour of the day: The lobby bar at the Marriott Wardman Park is trying to cash in on panda fever by naming cocktails after the potential names for the baby panda. [Young & Hungry]