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Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 03/02/2012

Rush Limbaugh calls third year law student Sandra Fluke ’slut’

There will be baseball on TV this weekend. I repeat, there will be baseball on TV this weekend. In other news, do not talk to me this weekend. But do watch this interview with Bryce Harper. There's baseball on TV this weekend!


A Costco store, in Portland, Ore. (Rick Bowmer - AP)
Costco is actually happening in D.C. As in, not just talked about, not just planned by officials and developers, but actually under construction. And beyond that, the space where it will exist will also be home to a Marshalls and a Shoppers Food Warehouse. In addition, the complex will feature hundreds of townhomes. That means the people of Fort Lincoln will finally get the walkable community they've been promised for years on New York Avenue. The Post's Lori Aratani reports.

As the saying goes, haters gonna hate. And nobody knows that better than Marion Barry, who's been dealing with haters in multiple realms for his entire political career. And now that the Ward 8 Council member is trying to become an Obama delegate for D.C. at the Democratic National Convention, the 'Mayor for Life' claims that the haters are wrong about his reputation. Let's not forget what happened at he 2008 convention, which led to the most unbelievable newspaper cover I've ever seen in my life. The Post's Tim Craig reports on Barry's cause.

If you go to the last McDonald's in D.C. before you cross the Anacostia River , your receipt will read 'Barney Circle.' The neighborhood, whose name is somewhat unknown by most people, including many who live there, is awesome. I loved living there. A real estate agent would probably try to sell it off as Capitol Hill. It's named after the old trolley stop that used to be there. You should see the look in my dad's eyes when he talks about his memories there as a kid. The Post's Amanda Abrams profiles the neighborhood.

Rush Limbaugh is quite the character. Not only is he one of the most popular radio show hosts in America, he does it by holding some extremely unpopular views. He called Sandra Fluke, a third-year law student, who testified about Georgetown’s policy on contraception during an unofficial hearing on Capitol Hill last week, a "slut" and a "prostitute" for her stance that the religious institution should cover the costs. One of his arguments was that the city provides this for free anyway. And The Post's Mike DeBonis addresses that issue.

The relationship between D.C. and the Redskins is quite delicate. The city never got over Jack Kent Cooke taking his product, controversial mascot name and all, to Prince George's County. And people have been beating the drum to get the team back to Washington ever since. Now, it looks like the city is making its first official overture to owner Dan Snyder. Officials have proposed hosting the franchise's headquarters and training facilities at a spot near RFK Stadium. On the real, THIS WOULD BE AWESOME.

Extra Bites

• There are very few things better than Muppet movies, but I can tell you one of them: more Muppet movies. It seems a sequel to the most recent one is in the works, but alas, will not feature Jason Segel. I am bittersweet about this.

• I wish Lindsay Lohan well with her life and all, but I'm getting the sneaking feeling that her upcoming appearance on Saturday Night Live will be an abject disaster.

• Block out an hour, click this site, and laugh until you can't anymore. It made my weekend. And that was yesterday.

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