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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:

Capital Hearings Sing Simply for the Joy of It

April 11, 2011

The Capital Hearings, a Washington, D.C.-based a cappella group, have a history of hijacking attention by singing in unconventional settings.

Heard on the Hill: The Fastest of Fasts

April 8, 2011

The two dozen Democratic Members of Congress participating in a fast in protest of budget cuts might feel warm and fuzzy inside for objecting to reductions that they say hurt the poor.

Heard on the Hill: Overheard on the Hill

April 8, 2011

“Today we gained our 5,000th follower.”

Heard on the Hill: Congressman Alec Baldwin? Don’t Rule It Out

April 6, 2011

Dear Alec Baldwin: Will you just run already?

Heard on the Hill: Shades of Sheen

April 5, 2011

What do Congress and Charlie Sheen have in common? They’re both dysfunctional — at least that’s what actor Alec Baldwin implied in a National Arts Advocacy Day speech after the House Appropriations Committee canceled his testimony Tuesday.

Heard on the Hill: Overheard on the Hill

April 5, 2011

“It’s great to be in a room full of young people. ... The average age of the Senate, I think, is death.”

HOHís One-Minute Recess: Indiana Lawmakers Score, Too

April 4, 2011

He might be one of the busiest Members of the House, but Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) isnít too swamped for a bit of friendly gambling ó especially when basketball is the game and food is on the table.

Campus Notebook: Bill Seeks Cut in GPO Printing

March 30, 2011

On the heels of the Stop the OverPrinting Act, which the House unanimously passed in January and the Senate has referred to committee, Sens. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) have introduced another bill to trim Congressional printing.

Finding Sanctuary in the Stadium

March 30, 2011

With plenty of weekend and evening home games, Hill staffers and Members have many chances to cheer on the Washington Nationals from the bleachers.

CAO, Owner Face Off Over Salon Lease

March 28, 2011

Less than two years after opening Tides Salon in Cannon House Office Building Room 139, owner Vincent Marvaso is preparing to close its glass doors.

HOHís One-Minute Recess: They Call It Puppy Love

March 24, 2011

Rep. Michael Grimm is a modern-day St. Francis, the legendary patron saint of animals. The New York Republican will adopt a rescue puppy.

Warner Recalls Elizabeth Taylor

March 23, 2011

As images and screenshots of old movies starring the late actress Elizabeth Taylor appeared on televisions throughout the U.S., former Sen. John Warner (R-Va.) reminisced about his ex-wife in a more personal way.

GPO Mulls Name Change in PR Offensive

March 18, 2011

Public Printer William Boarman is fighting back and fortifying a defense for his agency. He’s cautiously eyeing fiscal conservatives but hopes that education about the GPO’s mandate and perhaps an agency name change will restore the Government Printing Office to good favor.

Printing Agency May Modernize Its Name

March 17, 2011

The Government Printing Office, finding its paper-based mission under Congressional attack, is considering a name change to reflect its role in the digital age.

Small Plates: Nutella Latte, Scone Are Standouts at Pound the Hill

March 16, 2011

Capitol Hill’s coffee and food options just got a little broader with the opening this week of Pound the Hill. Also: Ba Bay’s banh mi sandwiches are an exotic hit.

Bayard’s New Novel Offers Washington Thrills

March 16, 2011

Louis Bayard’s new mystery, “The School of Night” hooks readers into a world of intrigue.

Police Rule Turton’s Death Accidental

March 16, 2011

After two months of questioning and testing, the Metropolitan Police Department closed its investigation into the death of Ashley Turton, a well-known lobbyist found dead in her burning car in January.

Fire Causes Library of Congress Evacuation

March 11, 2011

The sub-basement of the Library of Congress’ James Madison Building caught fire Friday morning, prompting the evacuation of the entire building and closing of several surrounding streets, according to Capitol Police reports.

Most Crime Drops in First District

March 9, 2011

There’s good news for Capitol Hill dwellers and Washingtonians living in the surrounding neighborhoods: Crime in the area decreased significantly last year. Even so, not every number was reassuring.

No Car? Not a Problem for These Area Getaways

March 2, 2011

Many hospitable and far-removed destinations on the outer edges of the city are Metro-accessible. Here are a few suggestions for suitable day trips to consider as the weather warms.

Hay-Adams Opens Author Events to the Public

Feb. 28, 2011

The Washington hotel's previously invitation-only luncheons bring historians, novelists and journalists to talk about their books over a three-course meal and wine.

Capitol Police Arrest Protesters Outside Boehner’s Office

Feb. 23, 2011

Capitol Police arrested six anti-abortion protesters staking out Speaker John Boehner’s office in the Longworth House Office Building on Wednesday.

Small Plates: Kelly’s Irish Times Menu Gets Overhaul

Feb. 18, 2011

Kelly’s Irish Times launched a new menu Thursday. For the first time in seven years, managers swapped old dishes for new ones and narrowed food choices from 65 items to 40.

Capitol Police Officer Earns Award for Heroism

Feb. 16, 2011

Officer Michael Riley, a Senate Division cop who saved a colleague’s life last year, has been named February’s Officer of the Month by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. That organization annually singles out 12 law enforcement officials among the nation’s 800,000-plus.

Hill Talk: Doing a Good Deed by Dining Out

Feb. 14, 2011

H Street restaurants offer deals this week, with some of the profits going to a local organization. Also: A bronze plaque commemorating the location of Providence Hospital at Providence Park disappeared Jan. 31.

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