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Elizabeth Brotherton

Bio:

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.

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Stories by Elizabeth Brotherton:

Heard on the Hill: Happy Hour

Feb. 11, 2011

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.

Heard on the Hill: On the Heels of Giant

Feb. 11, 2011

Should she ever leave Congress, D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton might have a future as a celebrity spokeswoman.

Heard on the Hill: Crossing Enemy Lines

Feb. 11, 2011

On Thursday evening, Sen. Amy Klobuchar was tasked with a job that appeared to be less than thrilling for the Minnesota Democrat.

Heard on the Hill: Overheard on the Hill

Feb. 11, 2011

“Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes. Having a great day with family & friends at Celebration of Reading.”

Heard on the Hill: For the Love of the Game

Feb. 11, 2011

It’s 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.

HOH’s One-Minute Recess: A Roast for Honda

Feb. 11, 2011

Rep. Mike Honda’s tenure as chairman of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus came to an end this week, but Members didn’t let him pass the torch without first undergoing some friendly ribbing.

HOH's One-Minute Recess: Be My Valentine

Feb. 10, 2011

There’s a lot of love in politics these days — and we aren’t just talking about ex-Rep. Chris Lee’s (R-N.Y.) efforts on Craigslist. The Republican National Committee is out with a set of politically themed Valentine’s Day cards featuring its Democratic opponents spreading a few tongue-in-cheek political messages.

HOH's One-Minute Recess: WPCF Dinner Proves Short Equals Sweet

Feb. 10, 2011

Sen. Chris Coons could soon seize the title as the funniest guy in Congress.

Heard on the Hill: Slip and Slide

Feb. 9, 2011

Rep. Jo Ann Emerson is sporting a new accessory: a sling.

Heard on the Hill: Congressional Fashion Tips

Feb. 9, 2011

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.

Heard on the Hill: Overheard on the Hill

Feb. 9, 2011

“More social than Facebook: The gate at the @USAirways shuttle at LGA. Sit here long enough, you run into everyone.”

Heard on the Hill: There’s a Boy in the Girl’s Bathroom

Feb. 9, 2011

It’s 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 aren’t supposed to be.

HOH's One-Minute Recess: In Jeopardy — and Excited About It

Feb. 9, 2011

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.

Heard on the Hill: All Bottled Out

Feb. 8, 2011

Congress spends about $860,000 a year on bottled water, and D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) thinks it’s time Members got off the bottle.

Heard on the Hill: Senate Staffers Tying the Knot

Feb. 8, 2011

Wedding bells are about to ring for two top Democratic Senate aides, HOH has learned.

Heard on the Hill: Valentine’s Day Love for Veterans

Feb. 8, 2011

Rep. Marcia Fudge is working on a special Valentine’s Day project this year.

Heard on the Hill: Strike Up the Band

Feb. 8, 2011

A rock “super group” is coming to town next month — and it is aiming to make Members of Congress and political VIPs its audience.

Heard on the Hill: Overheard on the Hill

Feb. 8, 2011

“Move over Punxsutawney Phil, Truck Day = first official sign of spring.”

HOH's One-Minute Recess: Couch Potato, With Historical Significance

Feb. 8, 2011

Turns out that Members of Congress who sleep in their offices aren’t just saving a few extra bucks. Their efforts could land them a place in a museum.

Heard on the Hill: Going to the Chapel

Feb. 7, 2011

Rule No. 1 when asking the boss’s daughter for her hand in marriage: Make sure you get permission first.

Heard on the Hill: Overheard on the Hill

Feb. 7, 2011

“Going to my mother in law’s 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!”

Heard on the Hill: Rock On

Feb. 7, 2011

The Second Amendments just got one step closer to a full reunion.

Heard on the Hill: Baby, You Can Drive My Car

Feb. 7, 2011

The Washington Auto Show wrapped up over the weekend, but several Members of Congress made sure to check it out during its closing days.

HOH's One-Minute Recess: A Night on the Town

Feb. 7, 2011

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.

Heard on the Hill: Take Five!

Feb. 7, 2011

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.

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