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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:

Senate Leaders Agree on Spending Bill Through March, McConnell Says

Dec. 19, 2010

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.

McConnell Refuses to Back Nuclear Weapons Treaty

Dec. 19, 2010

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.

HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Staffer Saves the Day

Dec. 17, 2010

While most people were engrossed with their BlackBerrys during the morning commute on Thursday, staffer Zachary Mallove was busy being a hero.

HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Injury List

Dec. 16, 2010

First it was the president, and now it’s the secretary of Education. Members of the Obama administration might love basketball, but playing the game is risky.

HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Sending Lincoln Off in Style

Dec. 16, 2010

One outgoing Senator is so beloved that her farewell party had to be moved to a larger venue.

Heard on the Hill: Who’s the Flake-Out?

Dec. 15, 2010

Things got awkward during a closed-door meeting of GOP members of the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday morning.

Heard on the Hill: Not a Good Color Choice

Dec. 15, 2010

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.

Heard on the Hill: Football Follies

Dec. 15, 2010

The Congressional resolution to honor Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton passed the House on Wednesday, but not without controversy.

Heard on the Hill: Overheard on the Hill

Dec. 15, 2010

“The most painful process outside of going to a dentist.”

HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Hair-Raising Handle

Dec. 15, 2010

Sen. Tom Coburn’s annual winter beard is garnering a bit of attention this year, and now it has its own Twitter account.

Heard on the Hill: Wimpy Business

Dec. 15, 2010

Comedian Paul Mecurio has a prediction for the new year: It’s going to be great for wimps.

HOH’s One-Minute Recess: The Results of Reid vs. Boehner

Dec. 15, 2010

On Tuesday, we linked to a story on Esquire magazine’s website and asked readers to e-mail us with their thoughts on who is tougher: Reid or Boehner.

Heard on the Hill: Saying Goodbye to Yesterday

Dec. 14, 2010

Retiring Senators have been giving farewell speeches on the chamber floor, waxing nostalgic on their time in the most exclusive club.

Heard on the Hill: Moving On Up

Dec. 14, 2010

Rep. Rob Wittman isn’t 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.

Heard on the Hill: Hard-Rocking Lobbyist

Dec. 14, 2010

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.

HOH's One-Minute Recess: Who’s the Toughest?

Dec. 14, 2010

Everybody is still talking about Speaker-designate John Boehner’s 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 father’s bar to the top job in the House of Representatives.

Heard on the Hill: Franken’s Monday Night Football

Dec. 14, 2010

At least his team actually got to play the game.

Heard on the Hill: Overheard on the Hill

Dec. 14, 2010

“I was able to get some of his expertise in marketing.”

Heard on the Hill: A Five-Letter Word

Dec. 13, 2010

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.

Heard on the Hill: Moving Back In With Dad

Dec. 13, 2010

Sure, he promises not to cook, but will he set a curfew?

Heard on the Hill: GOP Victory

Dec. 13, 2010

It’s 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.

Heard on the Hill: Overheard on the Hill

Dec. 13, 2010

“I can’t believe we have this meeting. I dressed to just come in and watch Hulu.”

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

Dec. 13, 2010

“Happy birthday to a Chairman for any Congress. #Sinatra wouldve been 95 today. A seasonally appropriate tribute.”

HOH's One-Minute Recess: Holiday Reading List

Dec. 13, 2010

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.

Heard on the Hill: Take Five!

Dec. 13, 2010

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.

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