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Elizabeth Brotherton writes the Heard on the Hill gossip column for Roll Call, where she chronicles the crazy antics, wild cocktail parties, bad fashion and simply odd moments that make Capitol Hill so unique. Elizabeth also frequently pens feature stories on the culture of Washington.
Prior to her current beat, Elizabeth reported a range of topics for Roll Call, including the Capitol Police, the D.C. voting rights movement, legislative branch appropriations and the Green the Capitol Initiative.
Her work has appeared in the Almanac of the Unelected, the Orange County Register and the Press-Enterprise. A Golden State native, she graduated from the University of Southern California with degrees in journalism and political science.
Brotherton no longer works at Roll Call.
As Boyz II Men once crooned, its so hard to say goodbye to yesterday.
Rep. Patrick McHenry took to Twitter on Friday morning to honor the legacy of the late NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Sr., who died 10 years ago Friday after a last-lap crash at the Daytona 500.
Members of Congress often pledge to cut spending of federal tax dollars before they get to Washington. But once theyre here, it can be tough, what with the constant stream of visitors to their offices seeking money for X project or cash for Y program.
While the jurys still out on whether the new Bullfeathers is as good as the old one, HOH hears that a handful of lawmakers dont seem to mind the change at the House-side restaurant.
Its time to add another Congressman to the disabled list.
Every Tuesday, HOH gets to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. This week, we chat with freshman Rep. Steve Womack. The Arkansas Republican tells us about his admiration for Winston Churchill.
While the 2010 elections and holiday season may have slowed them down, celebrities are once again streaming into town in support of various causes.
It goes unspoken on Capitol Hill that the Senate is more exclusive than the House. There are fewer Senators, after all, and the chamber enjoys swankier digs.
Speaker John Boehner rented downtown restaurant P.J. Clarkes for a fundraiser Tuesday night, allowing the Ohio Republican and his guests to have their Mad Men moment.
That Superman, always willing to support a good cause.
Rep. Betty McCollum is taking on NASCAR and the military.
On Tuesday, Twitter guru and former Capitol Hill staffer Adam Sharp got a special birthday shout-out on the social messaging site from Rep. Darrell Issa.
And now for a couple of strange sights HOH tipsters have witnessed on Capitol Hill over the past two days that we couldnt resist sharing.
Austria, meet Austria. Rep. Steve Austria sat down with Austrian Ambassador Christian Prosl on Tuesday.
D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton wants everyone on Capitol Hill to know that they work in a really awesome city.
Perhaps he forgot to send his valentine a card?
One of the stars of the television show House is entering the political arena by appearing in a new MoveOn.org ad criticizing recent Republican efforts to limit abortion.
Abortion and other reproductive issues are hot-button topics on Capitol Hill once again. But not every activist effort has been heated.
Theyre going to need an Auctioneer to keep up with all the amendments on the CR over the next few days!!!
Official communication between Senators tends to be pretty dull, often restricted to run-of-the-mill Dear Colleague letters. But HOH hears Sen. Jeanne Shaheen creatively got into the holiday spirit Monday when she sent around information about a piece of legislation.
HOH hears that an eager Capitol Hill visitor ran up to Rep. Elijah Cummings last week and began chatting about an old speech the Maryland Democrat had given. The only problem: The visitor was talking to Rep. John Lewis.
When Senators are hungry or tired or in need of a little pick-me-up, theres one man they can turn to: Sen. Mark Kirk.
Every Tuesday, HOH gets to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. This week, we chat with Sen. Jon Tester. The Montana Democrat shares his love of red beer.
Anti-deficit advocacy group Public Notice is spreading the love of cutting government spending on Capitol Hill on Monday by sending bittersweet valentines to Members of Congress.
dear tom, its never too late to reconcile our differences. i miss the way i clung to your face. bring me back, if only for valentines day.