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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:

HOH's One-Minute Recess: Overheard on the Hill

Jan. 6, 2011

“It’s the first day of the 112th Congress! It’s just like the first day of school, in that most members require daily naps.”

Heard on the Hill: The Real World: Congress

Jan. 5, 2011

Freshman Rep. Sean Duffy might have ditched the “Real World” for the marble halls of Congress, but it looks like he hasn’t forgotten his reality-show roots.

Heard on the Hill: Notes From the First Day Back

Jan. 5, 2011

HOH spotted Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) chatting with his son, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), on the Senate floor, but the elder Paul left briefly and actually missed his son’s swearing-in ...

Heard on the Hill: Swearing-In Is a Family Affair

Jan. 5, 2011

One person present at the swearing-in of the 112th Senate was so excited he couldn’t contain himself: Sen. Ron Wyden’s 3-year-old son, William.

Heard on the Hill: Guess Who’s Back in Town

Jan. 5, 2011

Hordes of former Members and political heavy hitters were spotted during the swearing-in ceremonies Wednesday — so many that one HOH spy joked, “It’s like old home week over here.”

HOH's One-Minute Recess: Welcome Wagon

Jan. 5, 2011

Newly elected Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.) was welcomed into office Wednesday with a special gift from the other members of her delegation.

Heard on the Hill: Hoyer’s Hot Ticket

Jan. 4, 2011

Move over Washington Capitals, there’s a hot new ticket in town. And no, we’re not talking about the Wizards.

Heard on the Hill: Spotted on Capitol Hill: Kate Middleton

Jan. 4, 2011

Kate Middleton has been roaming the Congressional hallways.

Heard on the Hill: Overheard on the Hill

Jan. 4, 2011

“I feel like a politician that just won an election. Does this mean I’m supposed to break all my promises now?”

HOH's One-Minute Recess: Senators’ Wives: They’re Just Like Us

Jan. 4, 2011

We’re guessing that many Capitol Hill denizens faced travel woes this holiday season — and on top of it, they had to pay those annoying airline baggage fees.

Heard on the Hill: Stepping Up to the Plates

Jan. 4, 2011

Paging the traffic police: Looks like Rep. Michael McCaul is breaking a traffic law.

HOH's One-Minute Recess: Leisurely Sunday

Jan. 3, 2011

It’s back to work for Congress, but at least one Member spent the weekend taking in a little culture.

HOH's One-Minute Recess: Overheard on the Hill

Jan. 3, 2011

“For karma’s sake, I am making an offer to my Capitol Hill roommate, Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois. If his Bears can pull off the win that sends my Giants to the postseason, I promise not to eat all the cereal in the house next week.”

HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Final Countdown, No. 1

Dec. 31, 2010

From a Congressman refusing to pay his cab fare to a certain staffer misusing a listserv, 2010 was a good year for gossip. As the year winds down, HOH will count down our top 10 items of the year. We’ve sifted through dozens of columns and found the most salacious, titillating and hilarious gossip of the year.

HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Final Countdown, No. 2

Dec. 30, 2010

From a Congressman refusing to pay his cab fare to a certain staffer misusing a listserv, 2010 was a good year for gossip. As the year winds down, HOH will count down our top 10 items of the year. We’ve sifted through dozens of columns and found the most salacious, titillating and hilarious gossip of the year.

HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Final Countdown, No. 3

Dec. 29, 2010

From a Congressman refusing to pay his cab fare to a certain staffer misusing a listserv, 2010 was a good year for gossip. As the year winds down, HOH will count down our top 10 items of the year. We’ve sifted through dozens of columns and found the most salacious, titillating and hilarious gossip of the year.

HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Final Countdown, No. 4

Dec. 28, 2010

From a Member of the House refusing to pay his cab fare to a certain staffer misusing a listserv, 2010 was a good year for gossip. As the year winds down, HOH will count down the top 10 stories of the year. We’ve sifted through dozens of columns and found the most salacious, titillating and hilarious gossip of the year.

HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Final Countdown, No. 5

Dec. 27, 2010

From a Congressman refusing to pay his cab fare to a certain staffer misusing a listserv, 2010 was a good year for gossip. As the year winds down, HOH will count down our top 10 items of the year. We’ve sifted through dozens of columns and found the most salacious, titillating and hilarious gossip of the year.

HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Final Countdown, No. 6

Dec. 24, 2010

From a Congressman refusing to pay his cab fare to a certain staffer misusing a listserv, 2010 was a good year for gossip. As the year winds down, HOH will count down our top 10 items of the year. We’ve sifted through dozens of columns and found the most salacious, titillating and hilarious gossip of the year.

HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Final Countdown, No. 7

Dec. 23, 2010

From a Congressman refusing to pay his cab fare to a certain staffer misusing a listserv, 2010 was a good year for gossip. As the year winds down, HOH will count down our top 10 items of the year. We’ve sifted through dozens of columns and found the most salacious, titillating and hilarious gossip of the year.

HOH’s One Minute Recess: Final Countdown, No. 8

Dec. 22, 2010

From a Congressman refusing to pay his cab fare to a certain staffer misusing a listserv, 2010 was a good year for gossip. As the year winds down, HOH will count down our top 10 items of the year. We’ve sifted through dozens of columns and found the most salacious, titillating and hilarious gossip of the year.

HOH's One-Minute Recess: Final Countdown, No. 9

Dec. 21, 2010

From a Congressman refusing to pay his cab fare to a certain staffer misusing a listserv, 2010 was a good year for gossip. As the year winds down, HOH will count down our top 10 items of the year. We’ve sifted through dozens of columns and found the most salacious, titillating and hilarious gossip of the year.

HOH's One-Minute Recess: Final Countdown

Dec. 20, 2010

From a Congressman refusing to pay his cab fare to a certain staffer misusing a listserv, 2010 was a good year for gossip. Over the next two weeks HOH will count down our top 10 items of the year. We’ve sifted through dozens of columns and found the most salacious, titillating and hilarious gossip of the year.

Biden: Earmarks Won’t Result in Knee-Jerk Veto

Dec. 19, 2010

President Barack Obama isn’t likely to veto a Congressional spending measure for including earmarks, Vice President Joseph Biden said Sunday.

Biden Resolute on Leaving Afghanistan by 2014

Dec. 19, 2010

Vice President Joseph Biden pledged Sunday that a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan would begin in July 2011 and that U.S. forces would be out of the country by 2014 “come hell or high water.”

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