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Rachael Bade


As a feature writer, Rachael Bade covers the arts and noteworthy events for Roll Call’s Around the Hill section. She tracks political protests and suspicious activities on Capitol Hill, and she frequently reviews newly published books.

Rachael joined Roll Call as an intern in May 2010 and was promoted to editorial assistant two months later. In addition, she covers foreign policy features as a freelance contributor for the Washington Diplomat. Rachael graduated from the University of Dayton with a bachelor's degree in political science and journalism and a focus on international politics.

Bade no longer works for CQ Roll Call.

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Stories by Rachael Bade:

Ralph Nader Makes a Pitch for the Luddite Vote, Blasts GPO’s Net Focus

Aug. 29, 2012

Serial presidential candidate Ralph Nader has found a new cause: trying to shame the Government Printing Office and the Joint Committee on Printing into forgetting what century it is.

Majority Makers: Justin Amash Isn’t Afraid to Walk Own Path

March 2, 2012

Rep. Justin Amash knows how a battle-worn activist feels. Trudging from House office to House office, and sometimes from seat to seat on the House floor, the freshman Republican from Michigan spent his free office hours last fall asking colleagues to support his baby — a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

GPO Chief Will Need to Step Down Soon

Dec. 17, 2011

Just before Senators shipped out for the holiday season today, the chamber returned President Barack Obama's nomination of William Boarman to head the Government Printing Office.

Heard on the Hill: These Aren’t the Droids Hastings Is Looking for

Oct. 26, 2011

Rep. Alcee Hastings is ready to sacrifice “Star Wars” droid R2-D2 for the good of American workers.

Choreographing Her Career

Oct. 25, 2011

When she’s not at work answering journalists’ questions and prepping House Majority Leader Eric Cantor for media talks, Megan Whittemore practices splits, pliés and pirouettes.

HOH's One-Minute Recess: Stealing Han Solo's Spotlight

Oct. 21, 2011

Who knew Indiana Jones could be upstaged by a bunch of 20-somethings? Not us.

Occupy DC Protesters Gather at Union Station to Condemn Walmart

Oct. 20, 2011

About 100 Occupy DC protesters took their fight against financial inequality tonight to Union Station, where an environmental nonprofit was holding a dinner featuring representatives from the corporate world.

Members Flock to Israel With Travel Loophole

Sept. 9, 2011

Four years after Congress enacted new rules barring groups that lobby from paying for House Members to take long trips, dozens of lawmakers traveled to Israel this summer with staffers and family members for seven-day tours paid for by the nonprofit arm of a pro-Israel lobbying group.

Graff’s Book Paints History of FBI

Sept. 5, 2011

There’s a reason an Atlanta-based women’s book club — which traditionally alternates between chick lit and nonfiction — grabbed Garrett Graff’s newest 600-page book, “The Threat Matrix: The FBI at War in the Age of Global Terror” for a summer read.

Documentary Explores Potential for Mormon Presidency

Sept. 4, 2011

A new controversial documentary suggests Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman will have to defend more than their politics as they seek the White House — the former governors will have to answer for their Mormon faith.

Heard on the Hill: Treats for Timeliness

July 29, 2011

How are Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) and Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) like kindergartners?

Beat the Heat With Cheap Seats

June 10, 2011

’Tis the season for free outdoor entertainment. And with movie prices soaring toward a fat Andrew Jackson, Washingtonians should capitalize on the city’s free movie screenings.

Senators Try to Revive Bipartisan Spirit

June 6, 2011

In a throwback to a more bipartisan era, Sens. Mark Kirk and Joe Manchin have, for more than two months, met for a little cross-party chitchat. They’ve invited colleagues to join them. So far, few have.

Author Lists Best Practices for Whistle-Blowers

May 25, 2011

Stephen Martin Kohn, executive director of the National Whistleblower Center, gives 21 rules for people to follow before reporting problems at a private company or government agency.

Who Should Run the Market?

May 13, 2011

D.C. Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells unveiled a proposal for a new governing system at Eastern Market, which will likely change this year.

Amash Explains Votes on Facebook

May 10, 2011

Freshman Rep. Justin Amash uses his iPad to update his Facebook page after every House vote, explaining to constituents his reasoning for how he voted.

Chaplain Will Miss Members’ Optimism

May 4, 2011

The Rev. Daniel Coughlin — simply “Father Dan” to many — retired in April from his position as House chaplain. He reflected on his 11-year stint in an interview with Roll Call.

HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Spotted

May 3, 2011

HOH knows some journos who basically live at the Newseum, but the museum on reporting and news coverage drew more than the writing nerds Monday.

Heard on the Hill: Partying With the Young Folks

May 2, 2011

It wasn’t just a bunch of 20-somethings celebrating Osama bin Laden’s death Sunday night in front of the White House.

House Hairstylists Worry About Job Futures

April 29, 2011

A tussle between the owner of a House salon and Congressional administrators has cost at least two employees their jobs and left three stylists facing an uncertain future.

HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Bono Mack Mistweets

April 22, 2011

Rep. Mary Bono Mack needs a Twitter lesson.

Networking Plays Big Role in Landing Hill Job

April 22, 2011

Graduation approaches and you’re freaking out about landing that first job. Just remember, your frantic self is not alone.

HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Scornful Sheen

April 21, 2011

Another one bites the dust: Charlie Sheen has joined the “birthers.”

HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Playgirl and Politicians

April 20, 2011

Playgirl has a thing for good-looking men — duh. But it also has a soft spot for young politicians or politicians’ sons.

Heard on the Hill: Girl Scouts Tagalong With Female Members of Congress

April 13, 2011

Those girls tagging along behind Members of Congress on Tuesday weren’t the youngest-looking interns to hit the Hill — they were Girl Scouts scouting out possible careers as political leaders.

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