Posts Tagged ‘Sulaimon Brown’

District Line Daily: The State of Vince Gray

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Mayor Vince Gray delivered his 2014 State of the District address last night, and began [...]

District Line Daily: Poking Around in Police Documents

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Fox 5 Paul Wagner discovered that a former police building, now being used as a gathering [...]

The Needle: Griffining?

Cyber-Mayor: Adrian Fenty has started advising a venture capital fund. Our cryptic advice to the fit ex-mayor: You know what's cooler than a million triathlons? A billion triathlons. +1
Win for the 'Skins: New Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III justified a bit of his hype Sunday with a solid 40-32 win over the New Orleans Saints. [...]

District Line Daily: Property Taxes Fracas

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It's Wednesday, readers, which means you're only a day away from the print City Paper [...]

If You Give a Pol a Cookie…

When D.C.’s current era of federal investigations, indictments, and resignations finally reaches its apogee, it’ll be time for someone to condense it all into book form. Surely the District’s government scribes are already honing their pitches to write Dream City 2, but we’d like to think the foibles of D.C. politicos would make for some [...]

The Needle: He Biked That Way! Edition

Talkin' Bout the Money: Court documents released in today's guilty plea by a former Vince Gray campaign aide (as opposed to Tuesday's guilty plea by a former Vince Gray campaign aide) indicate the winning effort accepted money from at least one "straw donor," who gave funds actually provided by someone else. Which has the potential [...]

The Needle: Bus Blaze Edition

Gray Gored?: Maybe all that time listening to Sulaimon Brown babble in front of the D.C. Council wasn't wasted, after all. Federal prosecutors say the former chief money man for Vince Gray's victorious 2010 mayoral campaign, Thomas Gore, gave money orders for $535 to Brown's campaign using fake names and cash from Gray's own campaign [...]

The Needle: Snow In October? Edition

High Heeled Sneakers: When it first began 25 years ago, the Dupont Circle High Heel Race must have been shocking indeed—a group of drag queens running down 17th Street, taking shots along the way, at a time when the nation barely wanted to acknowledge that gay culture even existed. These days, the race has gone [...]

Federal Investigation Of Gray’s Campaign Ramps Up

Happy Monday, all! Hope you had a great weekend. Mayor Vince Gray likely did not, as the Post published a lengthy piece on Saturday about a federal investigation into "irregularities" in his campaign, including L'Affaire Sulaimon and possible cash issues. Reports Nikita Stewart:
The criminal probe began after onetime mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown alleged in March [...]

The Needle: Beltway Sex Doesn’t Pay Edition

Unsafe At Any Speed: The Post has been covering Twitter reaction to the story of the Beltway driver who allegedly hit a taxi while having having drunken sex and cruising along at 85 mph since the trial got underway. So it was probably inevitable that the defendant would wind up tweeting, too. But that defendant, Salem [...]

The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades

Former D.C. mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown, who’s gotten far more attention this year than he ever did when he was running for office, refused to take off his mirrored sunglasses while testifying (reluctantly) before the D.C. Council on Monday. We can’t pretend to know why Brown insisted on wearing the glasses indoors, but if he [...]

The Needle: Sunglasses Edition

Wilson Building Whirlwind: The summer is usually a little slow for political news. Today wasn't. First, D.C. officials announced that the city was suing Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. for allegedly using earmarks to buy himself an Audi. Thomas says he's done nothing wrong, but the FBI and the U.S. Attorney's Office were already [...]

The Needle: Cycling With Sulaimon Edition

Adult Edu-tainment: There's finally an anchor tenant for the Southwest Waterfront development complex—Graduate School USA, the institution formerly known as the U.S. Department of Agriculture grad school. (There's also a new name for the complex—"The Wharf on the Southwest Waterfront," which makes us expect to see Elia Kazan guest-lecturing on filmmaking.) So far, the other major [...]

Know Your Browns!

The Needle: Council Won’t Go Gaga Edition

No Meat Suit for D.C. Council: Behold, the awesome power of sunlight and transparency! Just days ago, D.C. Council members were whining to each other about how they couldn't get free tickets to their luxury suite at the Verizon Center. Unfortunately for them, but fortunately for the city, some of them also whined to The [...]

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