Issa’s nod to D.C. democracy comes with a catch. (Joshua Roberts/BLOOMBERG)

In other news:

Vincent Gray makes his cabinet sign an ethics pledge (Examiner, DCist, Loose Lips)

See who has picked up ballot petitions for April (BOEE)

Everything you need to know about ballot petitions and had no idea you wanted to ask (DCist)

Eight more “D.C. 41” activists stand trial tomorrow (HuffPo)

Yeah, this probably isn’t Uniontown’s real voice mail message (WTOP)