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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:

A Holiday Present for the Budget Wonk Who Has Everything

Dec. 7, 2010

Who wants to lug around a 1,400-page book? It might make a great arm workout, but now there’s an alternative to toting around the book format of the appendix version of the budget of the U.S. government for fiscal 2011.

Protesters Arrested After Sit-In at McCain’s Office

Nov. 23, 2010

Capitol police arrested four protesters last week after they staged a sit-in in front of Sen. John McCain’s Russell Senate Building office.

Hill Talk: Monocle Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Nov. 19, 2010

The U.S. Capitol Historical Society and the current owners of the Monocle will celebrate 50 years of the rich food and Congressional history that’s special to the restaurant. The society and owners are teaming up to host a reception and fancy dinner Dec. 1.

Lieberman, Collins Give Warm Response to GAO Nominee

Nov. 18, 2010

The Democratic and Republican leaders of a Senate committee showed strong support Thursday for President Barack Obama’s nominee for comptroller general of the Government Accountability Office.

Hill Talk: Competing Grocers Arrive Near H Street

Nov. 17, 2010

New grocery stores will compete for customers on Capitol Hill.

Rep. John Lewis Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

Nov. 17, 2010

President Barack Obama named 15 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Wednesday, including Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and President George H.W. Bush.

Sackler’s ‘Shahnama’ Exhibit Illuminates Epic Poem

Nov. 16, 2010

The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery’s new exhibit, “Shahnama: 1000 Years of the Persian Book of Kings," showcases 33 of the original manuscripts that have survived over the years.

GPO Touts the Good Business of Green Efforts

Nov. 16, 2010

Public Printer Robert Tapella is no tree-hugger. But as Tapella wraps up his third and final year as CEO of the Government Printing Office, he’ll be leaving a rather “green” legacy after leading the GPO to the forefront of government agency sustainability efforts.

Rep.-Elect Reed Hospitalized After Feeling Short of Breath

Nov. 15, 2010

Rep.-elect Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) was rushed to a hospital near L’Enfant Plaza Hotel Sunday night after he awoke feeling ill.

Beyond the Desk: Ways to Get Fit in the City

Nov. 12, 2010

In this bustling city, it’s crucial to have a stress reliever, and since booze can be pricey and cigarettes are bad for your health, why not turn to that vow you made last year to get in shape?

Suspicious Package Report Closes Roads Near Capitol

Nov. 10, 2010

Several roads have been closed by the Metropolitan Police Department because of a suspicious package.

It’s Not Just the Tea Party That Is Mad as Hell Here

Nov. 5, 2010

Blame the elites if you've lost your job, your house or the lifestyle you once live, suggests pollsters and political commentators Scott Rasmussen and Douglas Schoen in "Mad as Hell: How the Tea Party Movement Is Fundamentally Remaking Our Two-Party System."

GOP Has Dakota Democrats Headed for Hills

Nov. 3, 2010

Capitalizing on voter rage, Republican candidates in the Plains region swept all but six of more than 25 Congressional races. GOP and tea-party-backed candidates booted three Democratic House incumbents and secured two formerly Democrat-held open seats, including one in the Senate.

Photo of the Week: Zombies Are People, Too

Oct. 27, 2010

U.S. Park Police officers stop “zombies” from crossing the street to the Lincoln Memorial at dawn Monday. They were to swarm the monument as part of a publicity campaign staged in major cities around the world for AMC’s “The Walking Dead” TV series. The zombies were turned away from the Great Emancipator’s memorial because they failed to secure a permit.

In Hill Costume Shop, Obama Takes the Top Spot

Oct. 27, 2010

With Halloween around the corner, Backstage has been filled with customers looking for the perfect costumes, and this year’s best-selling political mask is the likeness of President Barack Obama.

Around D.C., Halloweeners Paint Town Red

Oct. 27, 2010

Because Halloween falls on a Sunday this year, Washingtonians have no excuse not to celebrate. D.C.’s bars are offering costumed bar crawls, hotels and cemeteries are hosting Halloween galas, and the District’s suburbs have no shortage of haunted attractions.

Hill Staffers Stretch Away Their Stress With Yoga

Oct. 25, 2010

With its deep-lunge stretches, contortion-like balances and breathing-focused exercises, yoga seems to draw stress-prone Hill employees to studios across town. It’s no wonder — the physical and mental discipline has a unique effect on the body and mind, serving both as an exercise class and a time to reflect and meditate.

Tour Focuses on Sex, Drugs, Cannibalism

Oct. 20, 2010

Tim Krepp and Robert Pohl, both writers for online news publication the Hill Is Home, launched a tour company called Walking Shtick Tours, a new Capitol Hill scandal tour, during the first week of October.

When Everyone Came to Cyprus

Oct. 4, 2010

Two hundred Cypriot artifacts spanning 11,000 years are on display for the first time at the museum’s new exhibit, “Cyprus: Crossroads of Civilizations.” The items trace the progression and diversity of Cypriot society and highlight religion, art and daily life on the Mediterranean Sea’s easternmost Eurasian island.

Life’s Common Trials Around the World

Sept. 27, 2010

Struggling in school, seeing your childhood pet pass away, falling in love for the first time, feeling betrayed or triumphant, surviving family drama — there are certain experiences that people undergo no matter their geographical location. In that respect, Washingtonians may have more in common with the Native Americans of ancient tribes in South America or the Bedouins of the Middle East than they realize. At least, that’s the premise of National Geographic’s 2010 All Roads Film Festival.

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