Today’s Most Popular Stories 1.8.14


Trending topics and the headlines driving clicks around town. Here are the day’s most popular stories for Wednesday, January 8, 2014.

Washington Post: Robert Gates, former defense secretary, offers harsh critique of Obama’s leadership in ‘Duty’

Washington TimesPoverty level under Obama breaks 50-year record

Washington Examiner:  White House says Obama not propping up Joe Biden

Washington City Paper: Coming soon: the Metro fare system of the future

USA Today: Emails tie Christie aide to bridge clash

The Hill:  Candidate accuses Democrat of trying to buy him out of Kentucky Senate race

PoliticoJobless benefits advance in Senate

Roll CallWhite House Looks Past Congress for Its Agenda

National Journal‘Pastafarian’ Politician Sworn Into Office While Wearing Spaghetti Strainer on His Head

Daily Caller: New York cops call video taped ‘Knockout’ attack harassment, not assault

WTOP: Navy chopper goes down off Va.; 1 dies

ABC 7: Car falls into water at Southwest Waterfront

NBC 4: Man found frozen to death in Maryland

CBS 9: Updated: Hundreds of Washington, D.C. area restaurant health suspensions

Fox 5: