Mendelson, second from left, on the council dais late last year. (Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post)

In other news:

“Politics as usual” starts to catch up with D.C. (Post)

Colby King: “Today, we are a city under the sway of narcissistic, third-rate petty crooks, liars and hypocrites; the most disreputable city leadership since the start of home rule in 1975.” (Post column)

Jonetta Rose Barras: Brown “didn’t just commit bank fraud. He was a fraud.” (Examiner)

Tom Sherwood warns “racial concerns are simmering” underneath federal investigations (Post op-ed)

Kenyan McDuffie gives Bob McCartney hope (Post column)

Kudos to Irv Nathan, Togo West and Ron Machen (

Why Machen was right to demand Brown’s resignation (Post editorial)

And note the voters haven’t thrown any bums out in the last few years (WaTimes)

Sulaimon Brown has a few thoughts on all this (AP)

Mentally ill man dies after struggle with police (Post)

Biggest Capital Pride yet wraps up on Pennsylvania Avenue (Post, Dish)

All the pols were there — except, you know (Blade)

Deputy Mayor Paul Quander got into heated dispute with gay activist (Metro Weekly)

If you’re a pregnant Metro rider, don’t count on 20-something women to give you their seat (Dr. Gridlock)

Guy who crashed SUV into office building: Crazy but not a terrorist (Post, WTOP)

Why not give low-income students a leg up in charter admissions? (DCFPI)

Metro’s plan to add retail to stations has gone nowhere (Examiner)

Unorthodox Chuck Brown tributes (City Paper)

DCPS will grant a fifth year of athletic eligibility after all — but only in rare cases (Post)

Deborah Simmons: A D.C. Council education committee, please (WaTimes)

Follow the magic money (Examiner)

Informative housing maps (Housing Complex)

U Street streetscape construction begins today (Dr. Gridlock, DDOT)

Council’s defiance of Secure Communities wins praise (Post letter)

Washington Latin charter school graduates first class; all are college-bound (WTOP)

A walking tour of D.C. black history (The Root DC)

Capitol Hill’s lost synagogue (The Hill Is Home)

Georgetown’s School of Continuing Studies could move to I-395 air-rights development (G’town Metropolitan)

Historic Preservation Review Board deeply split in vote to approve Adams Morgan hotel project (InTowner)

For Calvary Baptist Church, 150 years and going strong (Post)

Hey, look, a $32,800 restaurant bill! (Young & Hungry)