News & Politics

Afternoon Shots: January 15

A beloved bartender faces deportation, Jim Moran quits Congress, and more to get through the evening.

Exhale a bit: the House passed a spending bill three days before the government is due to run out of money. [Post]

Marijuana decriminalization moves forward in DC Council, but majority wants legalization. [Capital Comment]

District offers cab drivers incentives to get their taxis repainted. [City Desk]

DC Mayoral candidate Andy Shallal wins crucial Wire primary with George Pelecanos‘s endorsement. [Capital Comment]

Well-liked bartender JP Caceres is currently sitting in a deportation center and fighting to remain in the country. [Best Bites]

Representative Jim Moran, a Democrat from Northern Virginia, is retiring. [ARLNow]

American Eagle will open a store in downtown DC in mid-2015. [Washington Business Journal]

Tribes at Studio Theatre is very good. Runs through February 23. [After Hours]

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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.