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Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 06/15/2012

DeMorning Links: The ‘bean counter’ triumphant


All the CFO’s men. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post)
Natwar M. Gandhi will be nominated by Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) for another five-year term as the District’s chief financial officer as soon as today. The decision comes shockingly late in Gandhi’s current term, which expires at month’s end, and after a tumultuous five years which has included the $48 million Harriette Walters theft and three years of lottery wrangling. But the savings account is flush, the bond ratings are good, and Gandhi’s many friends in D.C. business and politics, on Wall Street and on Capitol Hill will be mighty pleased — meaning one less thing for Gray to worry about. More from WaTimes and Examiner.

In other news:

Human rights groups accuses D.C. police of discouraging sexual assault reports; Cathy Lanier asks for federal review (Post)

Why does a rank-and-file cop have to pay the city back when the brass don’t? (Loose Lips)

New IRS lien for Michael A. Brown; “not new news,” he says (WaTimes)

Fabulous Father’s Day interview with Superior Court Chief Judge Lee Satterfield (Post Magazine)

It’s okay to love the Nats (Post)

Good advice for politicos: “Stop pretending to be ‘shocked’ at each revelation.” (Blade)

In updated list, five of America’s 50 most-whitened Zip codes are in D.C. (Flypaper)

How Yvette Alexander won Wednesday (WRC-TV)

Mentally disturbed man who died at police hands had sought help at city office earlier that day (Post)

Fifty-nine DCPS schools will split $10 million in innovation grants — including for extended-school-day proposals (D.C. Schools Insider)

Phil Mendelson is going to Charlotte instead of Kwame Brown (@ChuckThies)

To be clear, Verizon Center management wants to take down the current marquee entirely (D.C. Sports Bog)

Vince Gray loves a hard worker (Housing Complex)

Council panel takes up anti-“flash mob” bill (Examiner, DCist)

Michael Brown talks economic development (WBJ)

D.C. film-and-TV czar went to L.A. video game expo (DCist)

United Medical Center’s loss is Howard University Hospital employees’ gain (WBJ)

Appeals court says Medicaid patients can sue the city over prescription drug denials (Courthouse News)

D.C. gov sinks still more money into Shaw Metro project (WBJ)

Court rules police union official really did have to go to that training thing after all (Examiner)

Gray studies up for his China trip (@mayorvincegray)

Researchers: Bikeshare users don’t wear helmets much (WashCycle, WUSA-TV)

The Harry Jaffe recipe for reform: A larger council or a powerless mayor (Examiner)

Frank Smith explains the similarities between sausages and streetscape projects (Examiner)

Will Gray take the “Mayors Challenge?” (HuffPo)

Screen on the Green opens with “Butch Cassidy” on July 16 (Examiner)

Get your free summer concerts at Carter Barron starting tonight (GOGBlog)

Help find this guy, who sexually assaulted a 10-year-old outside the Mount Pleasant library (Examiner)

1789 is 50 (We Love DC)

Tomorrow is the annual D.C. gov “truck touch” — bring the kids! (The Hill Is Home)

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