DeMorning Links: Reckless bureaucracy


Tom Selden, of Chevy Chase, is one of the D.C. residents who has lost his license on a technicality. (Bill O'Leary/WASHINGTON POST)

In other news:

With D.C. abortion bill, the House GOP is “more interested in putting on a show to placate special interests than actually passing the measure” (Post editorial)

Lottery whistleblower asks: “How do you ever hope to clean the city up, if you destroy civil servants who try to do the right thing?” (Examiner column)

A birthday party thrown by 200 of Muriel Bowser’s closest friends (Loose Lips)

Victim of Chinatown shooting allegedly shot himself during scuffle (Crime Scene)

There’s a karaoke league now, and Tommy Wells thinks it’s “helping craft the District’s identity as a world-class city” (Post)

Wells: “I do think I’m tainted by being with the rest of the council members, but I have also been very outspoken about holding the city council accountable” (Washingtonian)

Jack Evans is very happy about Rep. Darrell Issa’s (R-Calif.)commuter tax talk (WaTimes)

More on what exactly a commuter tax involves (DCFPI)

Enjoy a no-stop cruise from southbound 295 to I-395 (@DDOTDC, WJLA-TV)

Jeffrey Thompson has closed on the sale of his Crestwood home (Curbed)

More the H Street Playhouse’s relocation to an Anacostia warehouse (WBJ, CHotR)

Jim Vance: “The Skins promise; the Nats deliver.” (D.C. Sports Bog)

Sharing is caring: MPD is sending 60 cops to Charlotte to help with Democratic convention (Examiner)

Libertarians say it’s not fair they have to get actual D.C. voters to circulate their ballot petitions (Loose Lips)

Former child support chief in D.C. attorney general’s office is suing over her firing (Legal Times)

Union Station plans, in video form (Capital Business)

Guilty plea comes in Venezuelan woman’s death shortly before trial was set to start (Post)

Man is shot to death in Lincoln Heights (Homicide Watch)

Three others were shot in two other events (WUSA-TV)

Don’t expect much impact from litter enforcement efforts (DCist)

Car insurance is expensive here (WBJ)

Meridian Hill Park gets some TLC (Borderstan)

The Hill Rag has a new Web site (CCN)

Amtrak joins the 21st century (Dr. Gridlock)

Spies are everywhere, but probably not at the E Street Cinema (PoP, DCist)

Mike DeBonis covers Congress and national politics for The Washington Post. He previously covered D.C. politics and government from 2007 to 2015.

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