Lanier, on Capitol Hill in January (Evan Vucci/AP)

In other news:

One degree of separation between Steve Urkel and Harry Thomas Jr. (Loose Lips)

Marion Barry: “Haters” don’t want me to go to the Democratic convention (D.C. Wire)

Prohibition ended here 78 years ago today (DCist)

You can no longer submit comments on the new vending rules, but you can see what other people said (All We Can Eat)

Adrian Fenty: now managing a Toronto hat shop (The Star)