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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.
The Senate GOP and Democratic leaders have brokered an agreement on a continuing resolution to keep the government funded into March, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will not support the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty over concerns that its missile defense language will restrict the United States and that its verification provisions are inadequate, he said Sunday.
While most people were engrossed with their BlackBerrys during the morning commute on Thursday, staffer Zachary Mallove was busy being a hero.
First it was the president, and now its the secretary of Education. Members of the Obama administration might love basketball, but playing the game is risky.
One outgoing Senator is so beloved that her farewell party had to be moved to a larger venue.
Things got awkward during a closed-door meeting of GOP members of the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday morning.
The Institute on Religion and Public Policy recently jumped on the silly bands bandwagon by selling a set of religious liberty wristbands. The colorful, squiggly rubber-band bracelets are popular among tweens, but there was one problem.
The Congressional resolution to honor Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton passed the House on Wednesday, but not without controversy.
The most painful process outside of going to a dentist.
Sen. Tom Coburns annual winter beard is garnering a bit of attention this year, and now it has its own Twitter account.
Comedian Paul Mecurio has a prediction for the new year: Its going to be great for wimps.
On Tuesday, we linked to a story on Esquire magazines website and asked readers to e-mail us with their thoughts on who is tougher: Reid or Boehner.
Retiring Senators have been giving farewell speeches on the chamber floor, waxing nostalgic on their time in the most exclusive club.
Rep. Rob Wittman isnt afraid to roll up his sleeves, grab a tool set and get to work. HOH watched as the Virginia Republican wielded an electric drill while perched high atop a ladder in his new space in the Longworth House Office Building on Tuesday morning.
Ken Inouye, the son of Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), can still rock. A spy eyed the punk-rocker-turned-software-lobbyist cutting loose onstage Saturday night at the Black Cat.
Everybody is still talking about Speaker-designate John Boehners tearful interview with 60 Minutes on Sunday, as the Ohio Republican recounted his rags-to-riches tale of growing up sweeping the floors in his fathers bar to the top job in the House of Representatives.
At least his team actually got to play the game.
I was able to get some of his expertise in marketing.
One of the hazards of cleaning out the office? Things can get mislabeled. Or rather, correctly labeled, but with an unfortunate double-entendre. Just ask Rep. Charlie Gonzalez.
Sure, he promises not to cook, but will he set a curfew?
Its no secret Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are political rivals. But on Monday, the two sparred on the floor over a topic that had nothing to do with Congress the Nevada Democrat and Kentucky Republican got into it over college basketball.
I cant believe we have this meeting. I dressed to just come in and watch Hulu.
Happy birthday to a Chairman for any Congress. #Sinatra wouldve been 95 today. A seasonally appropriate tribute.
With 12 shopping days left until Christmas, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) is ready to help time-pressed shoppers looking to gift a few good books.
Every Tuesday, HOH gets to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. This week, we chat with Rep. Jared Polis, the Colorado Democrat whose district is home to High Country Kombucha, a company that makes fermented tea often used for medicinal purposes.