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Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 07/30/2012

DeMorning Links: #hatechicken FTW


There’s only one Chick-fil-A inside the District, on the Catholic University campus, and Gray would prefer to keep it that way. (Alex Wong - Getty Images)

If there was ever a time for a big-city mayor to wade somewhat haphazardly into a national political controversy, this was probably the right time for Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) to do so. And he sure did it right, expressing his displeasure with a Chick-fil-A executive’s anti-gay-marriage stance Friday afternoon by coining the Twitter hashtag of the weekend: “Given my long standing strong support for LGBT rights and marriage equality, I would not support #hatechicken,” his official account tweeted, not long after the Post’s Tim Craig asked for his feelings on the matter.

In other news:

Office Movers Inc.: Meeting the needs of the disgraced public official (Examiner)

House will vote on D.C. abortion bill Tuesday; will require two-thirds vote to pass (D.C. Wire)

Colby King: “[E]ven before Congress gave the District a measure of self-government, some in the city were stinking up the joint with their nefarious behavior.” (Post column)

In new DC-CAS numbers, further indications of Rhee-era cheating (Post column)

And “unmistakable proof that reforms instituted under mayoral control are working” (Post editorial)

“Museum of the Bible” secures $50 million Southwest site (RNS)

“Summer Bridge” program pays at-risk kids to stay in summer school (Examiner)

Steny Hoyer “does not believe the District receives unfair advantages” from the federal government (DC Vote)

Chris Van Hollen, on the other hand ... (WAMU-FM)

A fuller explanation of the District’s fiscal relationship with the federal government (Post op-ed)

Jim Graham may have been involved in Metro land deal even earlier (Post editorial)

Gay leaders are among Gray’s most stalwart defenders (Blade)

Human rights and statehood activist Tim Cooper says Gray’s “legitimacy as mayor has come to a sorry end, regardless of whether he knowingly consented to illegal campaign tactics” (Post letter)

D.C. jail visitors, activists do not like the new video visitation system (Post, City Desk)

High hopes in line for Costco jobs (WaTimes)

Who’s being more aggressive? The mayoral flacks or the reporters? (Examiner)

How D.C. is pitching its primo development sites (WBJ)

The Lincoln Theatre will soon be seeking a new operator (Arts Desk)

And the H Street Playhouse is heading across the Anacostia (Arts Desk)

Trial soon in Venezuelan woman’s 2007 killing (Post)

The respectable “Team Thomas” (WaTimes)

Major 11th Street Bridge ramp — from I-295 south to the bridge — opens today (Dr. Gridlock)

Teens have some cool ideas for the old 11th Street Bridge (Post)

Some Glover Park-ers are still upset about Wisconsin Avenue lane removal (Examiner)

And lots of people are griping over new parking restrictions (GGW, WJLA-TV)

Alleged hay-stealing firefighter is back on the job (Examiner)

Figure in South Capitol Street shootings convicted of jailhouse robbery (Homicide Watch)

Examiner (again): Audit Chartered Health Plan contract (again) (Examiner editorial)

Still no good answers on foul-smelling Metro stations (Examiner)

Rumormongering: Canales Meats to expand outside Eastern Market? (The Hill Is Home)

Early morning shooting in Chinatown (AP)

Did you know there’s minigolf at the Building Museum? (WaTimes)

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