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Alison McSherry is an award-winning journalist and one half of Roll Call's Heard on the Hill column, where she reports on gossip on and off Capitol Hill. Ali specializes in a variety of topics including, but not limited to, Members of Congress, social happenings in D.C. and restaurant openings. In addition to Heard on the Hill, she also pens the Congressional profile series Office Space and the bar column Mug Shots.
She has been covering Congress for more than four years. Ali began her career with CQ-Roll Call Group covering the Senate and later went on to act as the paper's chief feature writer before joining the HOH team.
She hails from the Jersey Shore and holds a bachelors degree from Monmouth University.
McSherry no longer works at Roll Call.
Members and political types have been spotted all over town in the past few days.
The sign welcoming visitors to the office of Rep. Dan Benishek has raised some eyebrows, and it also raises ethical questions.
Move over Ayla Brown, theres a new singing Congressional kid.
An unusual request popped up in many press secretaries inboxes last week.
I might finish Known and Unknown tonight setting on the plane for over an hour waiting on paperwork the Pilots are NOT Happy #ORD
Fore! We hear one Congressman is so excited about the Congressional Charity Golf Classic scheduled for June 13 that he is already handing out save-the-date cards.
Sen. Kay Hagan wasted no time getting into the spirit of the NCAA tournament.
Maybe you cant, as the adage says, go home again.
Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner is known as one of the pricklier Members of Congress. And the Wisconsin Republicans surliness isnt confined to Capitol Hill.
College kids may be heading this month to the spring break mecca of Panama City, Fla., for wet T-shirt contests and tequila shots. But Rep. Steve Southerland is making the trip for a different reason: Its his home district, and hes got a recess of his own.
Many NCAA tournament games are played during work hours, forcing lawmakers and staffers to miss them as they slave away in the Capitol (or watch them online or even sneak away to a bar where they might be airing).
Holy buckets ... they must think you are high-maintenance or something.
St. Patricks Day isnt just for freckled lads and lasses anymore. These days, everyone is Irish, including Members of Congress.
Temperatures might still be chilly, but that isnt stopping the Direct Selling Association from hosting an ice cream social this week on Capitol Hill.
Looks like the tiger blood is out of Rep. David Wus system.
U2 front man and humanitarian Bono cant get enough of Congress this month.
Rep. Jim Moran is a man of many skills. Not only is the Virginia Democrat an 11-term Congressman and a veteran appropriator, but he also has a hidden talent for auctioneering.
Once a week, Sen. Tom Harkin takes time out of his busy schedule to visit a public elementary school on Capitol Hill where he helps a young student learn to read.
With Alan Alda, guest of the Sustainable Energy & Enviro Coalition (@S_E_E_C), to talk about improved science communication on public issues.
Working on the minority staff of the House Energy and Commerce Committee comes with one very big perk: an iPad.
Every Tuesday, HOH gets to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. This week, we chat with Rep. Jim Himes. The Connecticut Democrat reveals why he loves the Rolling Stones and being yelled at by a clown.
Move over Rep. Earl Blumenauer, theres a new bow tie lover in town. Rep. Rick Crawford and his staff have taken a page from the Oregon Democrats style manual and are now wearing the signature accessory every Tuesday.
Theres nothing like an afternoon outside to mark the start of spring.
Congratulations to @universityofKY Wildcats on their 27th SEC championship victory! #GoCats
Could bachelor Rep. Aaron Schock be looking to settle down?