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Posted at 08:48 PM ET, 06/26/2012

DeEvening Links: Stuck in the Senate

Paul’s proposed right-to-work amendment opens a new front in congressional meddling into D.C. affairs. (JONATHAN ERNST - REUTERS)
It was not a good day for District matters on the northern side of Capitol Hill. The Blog of Legal Times reports that Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) is blocking the long-stalled confirmation of a Superior Court judge for unspecified reasons. And Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) derailed a planned committee vote on a D.C. budget autonomy bill by floating amendments dealing with gun laws, abortion and — this is a new one — union membership. Said Paul to the Post’s Ben Pershing, “I think it’s a good way to call attention to some issues that have national implications. ... “We don’t have [control] over the states but we do for D.C.”

In other news:

The Potomac is still too dirty to swim in (Post)

Amid activist objections, LivingSocial deal passes initial D.C. Council vote (D.C. Wire, WBJ, DCist, Loose Lips)

Neighbors push back on plans for streetcar barn on Spingarn High School grounds (DCist)

In states with corporate contribution bans, “super PACs” have not been a huge problem (GGW)

Hail to the Whiteskins (Sports Bog)

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