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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:

Macks, House Spouses, Balance Work and Play

Feb. 11, 2011

Reps. Mary Bono Mack and Connie Mack IV have a unique relationship. They’re one of four married couples in American history to serve in Congress side by side. They met on the Hill, fell in love and said “I do” while juggling long hours, campaigns and lawmaking.

Turton Autopsy Reveals Alcohol Intoxication

Feb. 11, 2011

Ashley Turton, a well-known lobbyist found dead in her burning car Jan. 10, died from “inhalation of products of combustion and thermal burns,” according to autopsy results released by the D.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner on Friday.

Runners Line Up for the Chance to Strip Down

Feb. 9, 2011

Brendan Hanrahan's charity event, the Cupid's Undie Run, invites Washingtonians to strip to their skivvies and run around the Hill this weekend.

Film Festival Looks at D.C. Life: More Than Politics

Feb. 8, 2011

A dozen short to full-length films on topics ranging from racial segregation to Georgetown Cupcakes will run at this year's Our City Film Festival.

Campus Notebook: GPO Starts Facebook Account

Feb. 7, 2011

Inspired by other federal agencies, the Government Printing Office launched a Facebook page Thursday.

Man Charged With Threatening Donnelly, Staff

Jan. 28, 2011

Authorities have arrested and charged an Indiana man for threatening Rep. Joe Donnelly and his staff.

Coburn Offers Bill to Quit Printing Bills

Jan. 27, 2011

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) introduced a bill Wednesday that would end the mandatory printing of Congressional bills and resolutions by the Government Printing Office.

Suspicious Mail Sent to Senate

Jan. 25, 2011

The Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Office warned chiefs of staff, staff directors, administrative managers and chief clerks to be on guard for mail that contained threats and suspicious powdery substances, according to an e-mail obtained by Roll Call.

After 30 Years, ERA’s Batting Average Still Zero

Jan. 25, 2011

Ninety years after Congress passed the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote, a ghostly vestige of the unratified Equal Rights Amendment continues to hover over Capitol Hill.

GOP Majority Brings New Rules, New Offices

Jan. 20, 2011

The new Republican majority in the House brings a change not only in agenda but in rules and offices as well. Here are a few noteworthy differences for Members and aides to remember.

Bennet Names New Chief of Staff

Jan. 20, 2011

Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) on Thursday appointed Hill veteran Jonathan Davidson to serve as his new chief of staff.

House Overwhelmingly Votes in Favor of Slashing Printing

Jan. 18, 2011

Amid the polarized climate of Capitol Hill, House Republicans and Democrats seem to agree on at least one thing: Congress has been wasting paper.

Lee Seeks End to Mandatory Printing of Bills

Jan. 13, 2011

Several weeks after Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) asked whether Congress should cut the entire Government Printing Office, the legislative agency may be forced next week to roll back one of its daily printing jobs.

Norton Introduces Trio of D.C. Voting Rights Bills

Jan. 12, 2011

One week after the House voted to strip Delegates of their votes in the Committee of the Whole, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) continued to fight the uphill battle to give Washingtonians greater representation in Congress.

Memorial Set for Former Aide Ashley Turton

Jan. 12, 2011

A memorial service for Ashley Turton, a well-known lobbyist and former Hill staffer found dead in her car Monday morning, will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church (1313 New York Ave. NW).

Investigation Into Death of Ashley Turton Continues

Jan. 11, 2011

Although an autopsy of lobbyist and former Hill staffer Ashley Turton’s body was completed Monday night, the cause of her death has yet to be determined in the ongoing investigation, according to Beverly Fields, spokeswoman for D.C.’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Car Fire Kills Lobbyist Ashley Turton, 37

Jan. 10, 2011

Democrats in Washington, D.C., lost a well-known powerhouse Monday morning when lobbyist and former Hill staffer Ashley Turton, 37, died in a car fire at her home on Capitol Hill.

Turton Car Fire Caused by Low-Speed Crash, Police Say

Jan. 10, 2011

The car fire that led to the sudden death of Ashley Turton was caused by the impact after a low-speed crash, according to the major crash investigation unit of the Metropolitan Police Department.

Unpublished, but Not Unworthy Images

Jan. 7, 2011

National Geographic's new photo gallery “Beyond the Story: National Geographic Unpublished” features some of the 1.5 million unprinted photographs that, though insightful and gorgeous, never make the magazine.

Rothman Names New Chief of Staff

Jan. 5, 2011

After an embarrassing stint with his former chief of staff of seven years, Rep. Steven Rothman (D) has named a new top staffer to oversee his New Jersey and Washington, D.C., offices.

Norton and Gray Protest Loss of D.C. Vote

Jan. 4, 2011

They took one from the tea party. Led by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) and recently sworn-in District Mayor Vincent Gray (D), the battle cry in House office building hallways Tuesday was, “Don’t tread on D.C.”

Capitol Police Officer Wins Honor for Bravery

Dec. 24, 2010

After being shot during an off-duty incident in 2009, Capitol Police officer Eddie Thornton was named the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund’s Officer of the Month. This is the first time the award has gone to a member of the Capitol Police.

Wounded Veterans Recover in Their Dream Jobs

Dec. 15, 2010

For the past two years, the Senate Office of the Sergeant-at-Arms has been offering internships to wounded veterans convalescing at Walter Reed Medical Center and the National Naval Medical Center.

Pennsylvania Avenue Displays Exude Christmas Cheer

Dec. 13, 2010

Capitol Hill's Coldwell Banker bay windows are decked with mini ceramic villages, smiling townspeople and all sorts of Christmas lights and knickknacks, thanks to Phyllis Jane Young.

Olympian Adrift in World War II Makes for Compelling Tale

Dec. 8, 2010

Award-winning author Laura Hillenbrand has done it again. After winning hearts and inspiring readers with her New York Times-bestselling book about a horse named Seabiscuit in 2001, she’s hit the bull’s-eye again in her new narrative of Zamperini’s life, “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption.”

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