A number of food and drink spots announced Tuesday that they would be open after a 5.8-magnitude earthquake rattled the East Coast early in the afternoon.
At Pound Coffee (621 Pennsylvania Ave. SE), fraps and smoothies would be 50 percent off until 5 p.m. because "we were as freaked out as you by that," the shop's Twitter feed said.
At the Ugly Mug (723 Eighth St. SE), the bartender plans to serve earthquake shooters for $5 after 5 p.m.
Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar's happy hour has started early. It includes $3 Peroni, $5 house wine and $5 signature cocktails until 7 p.m.
Capitol Lounge employees (231 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) tweeted that the business was open and accepting nominations for quake specials, though a manager said they weren't doing anything besides their regular Tuesday wing night (25 cents a wing).
Leaders from military and veterans service organizations joined Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Kelly Ayotte , R-N.H., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., at a press conference to urge the Senate to replace a provision in the budget proposal that cuts retirement benefits for veterans. Wicker, Ayotee, and Graham earlier called for a bipartisan solution to replace the $6.3 billion in cuts to military retiree benefits.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.