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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.
Looks like the Capitol Hill hot spot the Monocle is back in style. HOH reported that Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) was seen hanging out at the restaurant a few weeks back, and now we hear Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was at the bar Thursday night.
Should she ever leave Congress, D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton might have a future as a celebrity spokeswoman.
On Thursday evening, Sen. Amy Klobuchar was tasked with a job that appeared to be less than thrilling for the Minnesota Democrat.
Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes. Having a great day with family & friends at Celebration of Reading.
Its no secret that Rep. Mike Quigley is a big hockey fan. After all, the Illinois Democrat helped to bring the Stanley Cup to Capitol Hill in December.
Rep. Mike Hondas tenure as chairman of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus came to an end this week, but Members didnt let him pass the torch without first undergoing some friendly ribbing.
Theres a lot of love in politics these days and we arent just talking about ex-Rep. Chris Lees (R-N.Y.) efforts on Craigslist. The Republican National Committee is out with a set of politically themed Valentines Day cards featuring its Democratic opponents spreading a few tongue-in-cheek political messages.
Sen. Chris Coons could soon seize the title as the funniest guy in Congress.
Rep. Jo Ann Emerson is sporting a new accessory: a sling.
The local blog Fashion Delegate is offering guidelines for new Members of Congress who are looking to show a little bit of self-expression in their wardrobe.
More social than Facebook: The gate at the @USAirways shuttle at LGA. Sit here long enough, you run into everyone.
Its pretty easy to get lost in the dark, twisted maze that is the basement of the Capitol. Even Members of Congress sometimes lose their way and wind up in places they arent supposed to be.
Sen. Claire McCaskill was a recent answer to a Jeopardy question in a category about Members of Congress on Twitter. Not surprisingly, the Missouri Democrat mentioned it on Twitter on Tuesday evening and noted that her mom now approves of the social messaging website.
Congress spends about $860,000 a year on bottled water, and D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) thinks its time Members got off the bottle.
Wedding bells are about to ring for two top Democratic Senate aides, HOH has learned.
Rep. Marcia Fudge is working on a special Valentines Day project this year.
A rock super group is coming to town next month and it is aiming to make Members of Congress and political VIPs its audience.
Move over Punxsutawney Phil, Truck Day = first official sign of spring.
Turns out that Members of Congress who sleep in their offices arent just saving a few extra bucks. Their efforts could land them a place in a museum.
Rule No. 1 when asking the bosss daughter for her hand in marriage: Make sure you get permission first.
Going to my mother in laws 99th birthday tonight. I hope I am as active and fabulous as she is at that age. I hope I make it to her age!
The Second Amendments just got one step closer to a full reunion.
The Washington Auto Show wrapped up over the weekend, but several Members of Congress made sure to check it out during its closing days.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was spotted getting his Indian food fix Saturday night. The Nevada Democrat dined with his wife, Landra, and several unidentified friends at the downtown restaurant Bombay Club.
Every Tuesday, HOH gets to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. This week, we chat with Sen. Benjamin Cardin. The Maryland Democrat was born and raised in Baltimore.