Average Joe goes to Costco


Gotta try the samples. Got to! (Susan Walsh — AP)

D.C. politicians were front-and-center Thursday morning as the ribbon was cut on the new Costco store in Fort Lincoln, made possible through $17 million of city financing. They were quickly upstaged, however, by a surprise shopper: Vice President Joe Biden, who came into the Democrat-friendly chain‘s newest outlet looking for children’s books but left with a cart full of goodies that included, according to the Post’s Rachel Weiner, “among other things, flowers, children’s  books, fire logs, a 32-inch Panasonic TV and a large apple pie.”

In other news:

Big drama at council markup as Marion Barry disses Phil Mendelson on ex-offender bill (PostExaminer)

Michelle Rhee memoir pooh-poohs test cheating questions (Loose Lips)

Bad timing on special-ed school bus incident, as D.C. moves to regain control from court overseer (Post)

Deputy Mayor Victor Hoskins says he was out of the loop on Ivy City bus lot project (Capital Business)

In much-deserved praise of health-care advocate Sharon Baskerville, who leaves the D.C. Primary Care Association this week (Examiner)

Michael Brown says people are saying he got a “raw deal” (Informer)

Judge to D.C.: Lamppost sign rules are unfair (PostLegal Times)

IG catches two employees abusing disabled parking placards (Examiner)

Spingarn High is now a protected historic landmark, impact on streetcar barn unclear (ExaminerHousing Complex)

LivingSocial’s D.C. layoffs will total 160 (Capital Business)

Truth from Clinton Yates: “This neighborhood-naming foolishness must end. It’s gotten completely out of hand.” (The Root DC)

Transportation “birthers” run amok (GGW)

DDOT will increase speed limits on some roads (WTOP)

Down with “synthetic marijuana,” says Phil Mendelson (WaTimes)

Council will vote Tuesday on “urban beekeeping” bill (DCist)

And on million-dollar Bloomingdale flooding relief fund (D.C. Wire)

And on civil remedies for assaulted bicyclists (DCist)

Why was the MPD gay liaison unit Web site shut down? (Blade)

Twenty-nine charged in drug scheme centered on Georgia Avenue corridor (Crime Scene)

Perp shot by police allegedly pulled gun (Crime Scene)

Rebuild of North Capitol Street apartment building has high hopes for reducing crime (DCmud)

Construction barrier fails at Wisconsin Avenue development (WTOP)

Mendo: Price tag of speeding-ticket bill is “crazy” (Examiner)

Broad Branch Road could get bike amenities (GGW)

AAA spokesman disapproves of Connecticut Avenue median (Examiner)

WPFW-FM is moving to a talkier format (Arts Desk)

Au revoir, Eric Ripert (All We Can Eat)

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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