Thomas, with Cooke at his side. (Matt McClain/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)

In other news:

Hey Council members: Don’t want to pony up for the Council holiday party? Use your constituent service fund! (D.C. Wire)

Woman ordered to stop breastfeeding in public tells her story (The Root D.C.)

Harvard economist will not evaluate IMPACT after all (D.C. Schools Insider)

Kwame Brown cancels hearing at last minute, vexing nonprofit head/ex-council candidate (Examiner)

Shadow senator candidate puts chunk of his acrylic furniture fortune on the line (DCist)