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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.
Rule No. 1 when asking the bosss daughter for her hand in marriage: Make sure you get permission first.
Going to my mother in laws 99th birthday tonight. I hope I am as active and fabulous as she is at that age. I hope I make it to her age!
The Second Amendments just got one step closer to a full reunion.
The Washington Auto Show wrapped up over the weekend, but several Members of Congress made sure to check it out during its closing days.
Every Tuesday, HOH gets to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. This week, we chat with Sen. Benjamin Cardin. The Maryland Democrat was born and raised in Baltimore.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was spotted getting his Indian food fix Saturday night. The Nevada Democrat dined with his wife, Landra, and several unidentified friends at the downtown restaurant Bombay Club.
Most Congressional offices are known for going out of their way to welcome visitors. They typically keep doors open, make guest books available for visitors to sign and even offer treats such as candy or soda from the Members district.
Rep. John Lewis is about to make history as a graphic novelist.
Members may have sat with their bipartisan buddies at this years State of the Union address, but Rep. Jason Chaffetz says the true test of a friendship is a Congressional delegation.
The details of a beauty pageant from ones youth may be a bit embarrassing, but whats worse is when photos from the big event begin to surface.
Cant decide which endorsement deal to take. Kleenex, Puffs Plus or Summers Eve?
Turns out even one of the richest men on the planet cant bypass Capitol security.
Sen. Chuck Grassley has his own Twitter account, and now his sweater vest has one, too.
The Source is the hot place to be these days. We hear Sen. John Ensign broke bread this week at the Asian fusion restaurant owned by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck.
Move over, Rep. Michele Bachmann: Reality TV star Michelle Duggar is coming to the Conservative Political Action Conference in town next week.
Rep. Linda Sánchez marked her 42nd birthday on Jan. 28, but shes not done celebrating. At least her re-election team isnt.
Rep. Dave Reichert is decidedly old school. When it comes to reading, that is.
Time for bed during the blizzard. Will awake to a @RitaMc2 pick up line that works every time: Pick up the shovel and clear the driveway.
A spy spotted House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on a packed flight Tuesday from Los Angeles to D.C.
Celebrity groundhog Punxsutawney Phil didnt see his shadow Wednesday morning, signaling his prediction for an early spring. But weather conditions in the beloved rodents northwestern Pennsylvania home were so wintry that his Congressman couldnt make it out for the annual celebration.
Patrons will find a brighter, more welcoming ambiance and new menu options at Bullfeathers, which recently reopened after renovations.
The Democratic National Committee announced Tuesday that it had selected Charlotte, N.C., as the site of its 2012 convention, to be held the week of Sept. 3. Republican National Committee officials announced last year that they had picked Tampa, Fla., for their big event, set for August. Political platforms aside, how do the cities measure up?
Many people have crazy stories of drinking when they were young, but how many can say John Wayne taught them how to handle their booze?
While most people are picking between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers for the Super Bowl, Rep. Kay Granger is simply rooting for her home district, since the Dallas-Fort Worth area is hosting the festivities.
Senators are part of the most exclusive club, but a handful of them seem more proud to have earned another rare honor.