5:02 PM

In the news today, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio),  sues Congressional cafeteria over the 2008 incident which involves a stray of olive pit placed in a sandwich wrapper.

Dennis Kucinich

Based on documents acquired by Gawker, Kucinich argues that the wrap, which was supposed to contain only pitted olives, was "unwholesome and unfit for human consumption." Chewing the pit, he claims, resulted in "serious and permanent dental and oral injuries requiring multiple surgical and dental procedures."

Kucinich is seeking $150,000 from Restaurant Associates and three other companies that run the cafeteria in the Longworth congressional office building.