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DeMorning Links: Where every night is ladies night

All the ladies in the house! (Linda Davidson/The Washington Post)

The Stadium Club, yes, is a strip joint. But it’s a strip joint that anybody can love. In Friday’s Post, Delece Smith-Barrow writes that any given night, “clusters” of women stand outside the club waiting to get in. “Women in heels. Women who teach. Women who advocate as social workers. Professional women. Heterosexual women.” As much as 60 percent of the crowd are women, club management estimates. Why? “Unlike many strip clubs — which are narrow, dark and dominated by men — Stadium, with color-changing chandeliers lighting up 14,000 square feet, has become a chic hot spot for young African-American women. They host bachelorette and birthday parties here, buy rounds of drinks and chitchat while other women work the pole. The club is a bucket-list item for black yuppies.”

In other news:

Hizzoner is paying his own way to Charlotte (WTOP)

D.C. cops dies suddenly — was it related to five-year-old stabbing? (WTOP, WaTimes)

Dupont bike-groper is charged with misdemeanor; Petula Dvorak is not pleased (Post column)

Akridge and Argos Group will redevelop the Stevens School into special education center and offices (Capital Business, WBJ)

Marion Barry wants your photos — not those photos, “crankpots”! (@marionbarryjr)

Initiative 70’s fate will be decided next Thursday (Examiner, WaTimes)

Government shrinks: Albrecht Muth is faking mental illness (WaTimes)

David Catania wants answers from OCFO on property appraisal audit (Post)

Jonetta Rose Barras doesn’t believe Vincent Gray is a credible campaign finance reformer (Examiner)

Do note: The Gray reform package “increases the political influence not only of politicians but of the press by restricting the rights of others to participate directly in political debate” (Examiner op-ed)

Wrongful termination litigant wants Gray to answer more questions under oath (Examiner)

Metro picks new planning, development execs (Capital Business)

Down with “obstructionist” appeal to Wal-Mart permits (Post editorial)

Deal to build printer cartridges in Ward 8 is “on life support” (WBJ)

The softer side of Pepco’s Thomas Graham (Post Magazine)

Racists will march on Capitol Hill next month (DCist)

Rich, tax-evading white guy is still upset about how he was treated at the D.C. jail seven years ago (WaTimes)

Knuckleheads try stealing bike from Metro station near transit police shack, with predictable results (WRC-TV)

The Eisenhower “e-memorial” (Examiner)

The D.C. Republican delegation, by the numbers (City Desk)

Veteran D.C. GOPer Betsy Werronen says this RNC will be her last, 48 years after her first (WRC-TV)

Juror’s removal means murder suspect can have a new trial (Legal Times)

Washington Circle is getting a serious overhaul (GGW)

There’s a few issues with the newly renovated Janney Elementary (Examiner)

Catholic U. student assaulted in daylight street attack (Post)

Spate of taxi driver robberies in Eckington area (Crime Scene)

Ex-cop gets probation for faking speed camera documentation (WaTimes)

Don’t settle for broken water slides! (GGW)

Happy anniversary, Chris Murphy (Loose Lips)

D.C. gets $4.1 million cut of pharma settlement (Examiner)

D.C. gets $250,000 cut of e-books settlement (DCist)

Is Patrick Mara actually Keyser Soze? (DCist)

Chris Matthews, honorary D.C. resident? (Daily Caller)

A toast to JD! (JDLand)

Mike DeBonis covers Congress and national politics for The Washington Post. He previously covered D.C. politics and government from 2007 to 2015.


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