President Barack Obama stopped by Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in Columbia Heights yesterday. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown, Chancellor Kaya Henderson were all happy to see him — but not as much as Banneker’s students, as Marvin Joseph’s Post photo shows.

In other news:

Racially charged lobbying campaign looks to derail D.C. Council bill aimed at gas mogul Joe Mamo (Post, Loose Lips)

District might be spared from federal shutdowns during fiscal 2012 (WaTimes)

”In order to hang on, preservationists need to let go.” (Housing Complex)

GWU grad student, Afghanistan vet dies after trying to stop a downtown fight (Post)

What we talk about when we talk about gentrification: Commissions, Twitter, Markov chains (Congress Heights on the Rise, Housing Complex)

”Hurricane Zoe”: What a disaster! (WTOP)

Dave McKenna on Redskins’ racist legacy (TBD)

Department of General Services? What Department of General Services? (Housing Complex)

D.C. Housing Authority director gets national nod (Capital Land)

Driver won’t get charged for hitting cyclist (DCist)

Florida Rock site on its way to becoming apartments (Metrocentric)

Capital Bikeshare’s unexpected success, by the numbers (GGW)

This is what a bad ANC is like (Brookland Heartbeat)

Pages are dead? Long live interns, says Eleanor Holmes Norton (2chambers, The Hill)

Celebrity police escort whistleblower Hilton Burton goes to court (WaTimes)

Obama to Banneker students: Start innovating, OK? (Examiner)

Ward redistricting: The GLBT angle (Metro Weekly)

New book on Brookland (Post)

Ward 5 wants its middle school, durnit (Examiner)

Confirmed case of West Nile virus (Post Now)

Republicans issue news release (DCist, G’town Dish)