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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.
Rep. Peter DeFazio was spotted kicking back at Bistro Bis on Thursday night. A tipster saw the Oregon Democrat sipping sparkling wine late into the evening alongside an unidentified blond woman.
Its that time of year again. Staffer favorite Taste of the South is just around the corner.
Sen. Orrin Hatch may be old enough to qualify for a senior discount on movie tickets, but that doesnt mean hes too old to understand the importance of social media.
Weve got to get him to the Caps.
K Street lobbyists should ready themselves for a sugar high.
The American Association of People with Disabilities is honoring Glee actress Lauren Potter with an Image Award at a Wednesday gala.
One is the loneliest number.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee doesnt have the greatest reputation on Capitol Hill. The Texas Democrat is known more for her sometimes-quirky behavior remember when she showed up at Michael Jacksons funeral? than for her legislative accomplishments.
Not all Senate Democrats are the devils that their Republican counterparts paint them to be. Some, it seems, are even pious enough to attend services during the workweek.
Who says Members of Congress are too old to understand hashtags, followers or bit.ly?
Congrats to Shaw U men & women for victories on Saturday. Ive invited Shaw U Pres to watch the Bobcats-Bulls game at the WH with POTUS & me.
The Toms may not have the same ring as the Oscars, but thats not stopping the Federal Enforcement Homeland Security Foundation from naming an awards ceremony after former Homeland Security Secretary and ex-Rep. Tom Ridge (R-Pa.).
The Source has long been the dining destination for Washington VIPs, and this week was no different. A handful of political types and one D-list celeb stopped by chef Wolfgang Pucks restaurant.
At least Charlie Sheen is good for something.
Actor-writer-director-advocate Ben Affleck appeared before a packed subcommittee meeting Tuesday, but he kept the Hollywood glam to a minimum.
Its always more fun to watch a basketball game with a fellow fan.
Lawmakers and their staff will get a chance to show off their basketball skills or lack thereof next week.
Its Womens History Month: Did you know Sarah Josepha Hale, author of Mary Had a Little Lamb, was from Newport, #NH? #IWD
Rep. Scott Rigell got into some hot water this week over his Twitter page. Seems the Virginia Republican has been following some questionable accounts, according to the article, Know who youre following on Twitter? posted by a local Fox affiliate.
Every Tuesday, HOH gets to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. This week, we chat with Rep. Lois Capps. The California Democrat tells us she takes her sports cues from Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.).
Rep. Mike Quigley has a fun week ahead of him. The Illinois Democrat and hockey fanatic will be spending much of Thursday and Friday talking about and playing his favorite sport.
Sen. Lamar Alexander has a new ride. As of Monday morning, the Tennessee Republican could be seen cruising around in a Nissan Leaf. Alexander is leasing the environmentally friendly electric car from a dealership in Alcoa, Tenn.
Good times rolled at Trinity Episcopal Church, Asbury Park, Mardi Gras last night. Original masks, excellent jazz and great food.
Department of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis may no longer be in Congress, but that doesnt mean she wont make time to party with her old pals in the House.
Capitol Hill staffers have so many responsibilities. They field calls from constituents. They manage a Members busy schedule.