David Rapp

Roll Call Founder Sid Yudain Dies at 90

Sid Yudain, who founded Roll Call as a Capitol Hill community newspaper 58 years ago, died Sunday morning at the age of 90.

His wife, Lael, said he became quite ill recently, and the cause of death was cancer of the liver.

Majority Rules in Name Change for Blog on U.S. House

We're giving a new name to what should be a very familiar blog.

Staff reporters Emma Dumain and Matt Fuller will now be filing multiple posts a day to "218," just as they have been doing for the past few months to the old "Goppers," one of the most popular destinations on rollcall.com.

From the Editor: Roll Call Launches 'Topic A: Defense' Blog

Welcome to Topic A: Defense, the newest blog from Roll Call, the primary source for news on Capitol Hill. Topic A: Defense presents policy analysis, commentary and thought-leader discussion for the national security community.

This is the first in a Roll Call network of “sponsored blogs” on specific areas of policy interest. Topic A: Defense, like the others to follow, will serve as a digital meeting place for industry and policy experts to exchange ideas and viewpoints on the most pressing questions facing Congress and the White House.

Fantasy Softball Winner Did His Homework (UPDATED)

Updated 2:08 p.m. | And the winner of Roll Call’s first Fantasy Softball Challenge is ... William Cusey, who put up 430 points with a fantasy team selected from the two rosters of last night's Congressional Women's Softball Game, pitting members of Congress against members of the press.

He will receive a $150 gift certificate to the 201 Bar on Capitol Hill.

Capitol Quip: Bone Up on Your Favorite Caption