Posts Tagged ‘Reuben Charles’

See Nothing, Say Nothing

Reporters can be an annoying bunch,and the Wilson Building press corps is no different. LL and his colleagues pester and hector Mayor Vince Gray at every turn for answers about the allegedly vast illegal shadow campaign federal prosecutors say helped him beat Adrian Fenty in the 2010 election, to no avail. Wanna know what Gray [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems Edition

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You'll Have to Wait a Bit Longer For Councilmember Harry Thomas' Side of the Story

Good morning sweet readers! Nanny state idea LL can get behind: no [...]

Endless Campaign: Another D.C. Council Election Soon!

Every time LL is tempted to predict an election winner, he thinks of Examiner columnist Harry Jaffe’s declaration last year in March that then-Council Chairman Vince Gray was on a “suicide mission” in his bid to unseat former Mayor Adrian Fenty. If the mission was suicide, it was a failure; Gray beat Fenty, you may [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Secret Transition Edition

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Dear Judge, Help Us!
Nickles Compares Self to Runaway Train, Still Waiting on Team Thomas
Barry to [...]

Loose Lips Daily: A Team of Cabinets Edition

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Democratic State Committee Cat Fight!

Good morning sweet readers! One good thing about TSA full-body scanners: [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Sounding Like Republicans Edition

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Together We Stand With Vincent Orange, Divide, We Fall

Good morning sweet readers! Everytime LL feels [...]

Judging Vince Gray—Before He Takes Office

It’s time for Vince Gray’s first report card.
What’s that you say? He’s not even the mayor yet? Pish posh.
He may not be the official mayor yet, but that’s just a technicality. Gray is, after all, making the big decisions these days, while Still Mayor Adrian Fenty rebuilds his national reputation, polishes his résumé, and improves [...]

Gray’s Transition Director is Also Low-Budget Movie Star

Almost Mayor Vince Gray's transition director Reuben Charles is kind of a mystery. He met Gray in May, and quickly became his top fundraiser, de facto campaign manager, and now directs the transition team.
But we still don't know what much about him. LL has reported on part of his past in the Midwest, which includes [...]

Loose Lips Daily: A Team of Elders Edition

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Gray Transition Director Owes $236,000 in Back Taxes

Good morning sweet readers! Another Thursday, another free copy of City [...]

Gray Transition Director Reuben Charles Owes Illinois $236,000 in Taxes

Updated at 5:28 p.m.
Reuben Charles, the director of Almost Mayor Vince Gray's transition team, owes $236,620.74 in unpaid sales and use taxes in Illinois.
The tax lien issued by the Illinois Department of Revenue obtained today by LL is pretty sparse on details, though it says the lien was filed on April 1, 2008. A clerk [...]

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