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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.
Rep. Shelley Berkley has taken another step to pimp her ride.
When former first daughter Caroline Kennedy came to the National Archives on Thursday morning to help unveil her fathers online digital presidential archive, she also paid tribute to her late uncle, Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.).
Its not quite Sex and the City, but the ladies of Congress can sure have a stylish night on the town.
This Week anchor Christiane Amanpour will serve as master of ceremonies at the Washington Press Club Foundations 67th Annual Congressional Dinner, scheduled for Feb. 9 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, foundation President Jim Kuhnhenn tells HOH.
Look out, wasteful government spenders theres a new watchdog on Capitol Hill and his name is Terry Transparency.
For those Washingtonians suffering from Kennedy withdrawal since former Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) retired from the House, have no fear. Former first daughter Caroline Kennedy is scheduled to be in town today, paying tribute to her father at the National Archives.
Theres no doubt that selling a house in this economy is tricky. In fact, its so difficult that one D.C. homeowner has resorted to some shameless name-dropping in an effort to unload his Capitol Hill home.
Rochelle Behrens is about to hit it big and Washingtonians can say we knew her before she was famous.
Former Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.)announced Tuesday that hes joining the law firm Arent Fox as a senior policy adviser, but HOH hears thats not the only gig the recently retired lawmaker has lined up.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz had to get a root canal Monday, forcing him to take a break from his chatty ways.
Rep. Candice Miller is especially happy with the seniority ranking for the 112th Congress assigned to her by the House Sergeant-at-Arms.
Now theres no excuse to give up on that New Years resolution to lose weight.
Im making good on new years resolutions: I just had a colonoscopy, bone density scan and mammogram is next. Prevention is key!
Among those spotted in the crowd when actor Sean Penn spoke at the Brookings Institution on Monday was his longtime friend Rep. Dennis Kucinich.
Representatives of the Pray at the Pump movement plan to bring their godly efforts to Capitol Hill on Monday, when they will hold a two-hour vigil for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and the safety of all elected officials.
Friends and colleagues remembered Gabe Zimmerman, the 30-year-old Congressional aide who was shot and killed Saturday in Tucson, Ariz., as a friendly, intellectually curious person whose passion in life was helping others.
Members of Congress and other prominent political figures took to Twitter on Saturday afternoon to express shock to the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), with several using the social messaging site to condemn the attack.
Rep. Peter King isnt letting a foot injury keep him down.
Regardless of whether its deserved, Senators get more respect than Representatives on Capitol Hill something that shows up in interesting ways.
Capitol Hill veterans know how boring committee hearings can be, but one freshman Member learned the hard way.
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton isnt taking lightly the loss of her right to vote when the House is in the Committee of the Whole.
After the reading of the Constitution on the House floor Thursday, a group of new Members of Congress traveled to the National Archives to view the actual Constitution. But they didnt merely view the historic document they also had to listen to speeches about the importance of bipartisanship from ex-Members, including Sens. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) and Pete Domenici (R-N.M.) and Rep. Dan Glickman (D-Kan.).
Republicans taking control of the House means more than just an effort to repeal health care reform it also signals a change in culture.
Since we went to print Wednesday afternoon, HOH has gathered a few more tidbits from the first day of Congress.
Freshman Rep. Frederica Wilson isnt completely giving up her trademark hats, but it appears shes going to abide by rules prohibiting them on the House floor.