News & Politics

Afternoon Shots: January 9

A new coach for the Redskins, a new librarian for DC, and more stuff to consider tonight.

Most members of Congress are worth more than $1 million. [Capital Comment]

Virginia only has 40 doctors for 30,000 prisoners. [WAMU]

Congressional Republicans are meddling with DC abortion rights again. [Capital Comment]

DC’s new head librarian is Richard Reyes-Gavilan, who’s leaving the Brooklyn Public Library. [Post]

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, who might have an interesting weekend coming up, apologized for his gifts scandal. [Richmond Times-Dispatch]

New head coach Jay “Bro of Chucky” Gruden says 3-13 football team has “a core foundation in place.” [Capital Comment]

Imaginary political fixer Olivia Pope would have handled very real Governor Chris Christie’s problems in a minute. [Reliable Source]

Chef John Mooney’s Bidwell opened today in Union Market. [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.