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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.
If Taco Bell needs to beef up, they can give their customers the highest quality meat around by using Montana beef, and in the process, supporting agriculture jobs in Montana.
Look out Washington, the remaining members of Congressional rock band the Second Amendments are reuniting for a performance next week.
Every Tuesday, HOH gets to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. This week, we chat with Rep. Rob Wittman. The Virginia Republican represents what is often referred to as Americas first district because it contains the historical city of Jamestown.
All of D.C. seemed caught up in Jersey Shore mania on Monday when Nicole Snooki Polizzi made a celebrity appearance at the Washington Auto Show.
Staffers may have heard piano music coming from the Capitol last week as Sen. Lamar Alexander tickled the ivories in his Senate hideaway.
Sen. Mike Crapo is about to dish out dating tips to teenagers.
Freshman Rep. Karen Bass really wants to make her oath of office stick.
President Barack Obamas State of the Union address didnt just serve to push his agenda. It also got him a free meal, courtesy of Sen. Mark Begich.
Not even lawmakers could escape the snow that hit the D.C. metro area Wednesday night. Rep. Rob Wittman spent a whopping seven hours sitting in traffic on his way home to Montross, Va.
Seems like it was only a matter of time before somebody thought of this gimmick.
White House Chief of Staff William Daley had a busy Thursday announcing a slew of staff changes, but that didnt stop him from taking time to have dinner with his old pal, Sen. Mark Kirk.
Former Sen. John Breaux (D-La.) took some time to reconnect with his Cajun roots Thursday night.
You there, in the harem pants with the sparkle tube top and platforms ... cute outfit, not appropriate for the Hill, even on Friday.
Perhaps in a salute to the new spirit of civility in Congress, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) took to the House floor last week to honor the California teenager who founded the No Cussing Club.
It seems that every lobbying interest in the country had a response to the State of the Union address, but none quite as creative as John Kellys.
While many in Congress brought family members to the State of the Union address, Sen. Sherrod Brown opted to take a wounded soldier to this years festivities.
Rep. Dennis Kucinich may want to avoid buying lunch from the House cafeterias.
The 12-term California Republican has collected memorabilia ranging from surfboards to photos with President Ronald Reagan.
The Minnesota Congressional delegation was up late Tuesday night, and not just because of the State of the Union address.
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer is hipper than he seems, according to Rep. Mary Bono Mack.
Fashionistas are abuzz about first lady Michelle Obamas State of the Union sheath dress it had sleeves! but Capitol Hill denizens seemed more interested in freshman Rep. Frederica Wilsons flashy houndstooth ensemble.
Turns out even Members of Congress ask for autographs. Each others autographs, that is.
Football fans, take note: Restaurant Associates is getting in on the Super Bowl craze by offering themed meals at the American Grill in the Dirksen Senate Office Building.
File this under super-nerdy news.
Tis the season for Super Bowl bets.