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Melanie joined Roll Call in May 2010 and currently writes the paperís Hill Climbers column. In addition to covering Congressional staffers, she also contributes book and museum reviews to the features section. Melanie grew up in Chicago and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she wrote for the school newspaper. In November 2009, she received the William F. Buckley Award for excellence in investigative campus journalism.
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MTV admirably took a break from showcasing teen moms and teen wolves to advertise the Instagram account belonging to the U.S. Interior Department. The only problem? The department was completely in the dark about the commercial, until HOH tipped them off.
Update | 2:53 p.m.Democrat Ron Barber’s campaign put a new television ad on the air that criticizes his opponent, veteran Jesse Kelly (R), for supporting a national sales tax.
Former Republican Senate Majority Leaders Bob Dole (Kan.) and Howard Baker (Tenn.) were honored Wednesday night in a funny and at times touching event thrown by the Bipartisan Policy Center.
At long last, Kentucky’s Congressional delegation can break out the bourbon.
Have an urge to write your Member of Congress during your commute? Or maybe even make a campaign donation? Theres an app for that but only for a handful of lawmakers.
Among the 13 Senators sworn in last January, Sen. Marco Rubio is the only one who has yet to speak on the floor.
For the past year, Ive written Roll Calls Hill Climbers column, which profiles Congressional staff members on the Hill. And after 55 articles, its safe to say that Ive gotten to know the cookie-cutter Hill staffer very well.
Chris Fitzgerald, communications director for Rep. Jared Polis, recently returned to Capitol Hill after a two-year stint in the private sector at a public affairs firm.
Dina Ellis Rochkind, recently hired as senior financial counsel, is actually a seasoned Hill veteran with experience in financial services.
Rep. Anthony Weiner has mastered the art of Twitpics, hashtags and, most recently, tweeting about himself in the third person.
Looks like April Fools Day came a week late at the Washington City Paper, but one Congressmans staff didnt get the memo.
Crystal Feldman was recently hired as press secretary for the House Natural Resources Committee.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is expected to attend the April 29 launch of space shuttle Endeavor, which will be commanded by her husband Capt. Mark Kelly.
Federal employees might be feeling down on themselves for being deemed non-essential, but theres at least one institution that recognizes the value of their patronage: The service industry.
Sen. Scott Brown made some D.C. tourists day on Wednesday.
Tamara Tunie is a pretty effective lobbyist. Of course, it helps that shes a famous actress promoting a cause thats hard to argue with.
Active-duty experience helped Legislative Director Erik Elam adapt to the rank-and-file order of Capitol Hill, where he works for Rep. Don Young.
Jeremy Price, legislative assistant to Sen. Lisa Murkowski, may have moved to Washington, D.C., but that doesnt mean he has abandoned his roots in the Last Frontier State.
The bloody flag from the night of President Abraham Lincolns assassination at Fords Theatre will be on display at the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center at President Lincolns Cottage.
Rep. Bill Keating's six-person staff began working around the clock to kick-start the Massachusetts Democrats office since they started in January.
Members of Congress may be exempt from certain routine parking tickets in Washington, but that doesnt make them immune to some of the other ills of car ownership, like theft.
Communications aide Leanne Goodman and Legislative Correspondent Oscar Urteaga recently began working in the office of Rep. Buck McKeon.
Cielo Villasenor, DJ Jordan, Lori Salley, Wendy Knox and Andy Karellas have recently joined the Republican staff for the House Small Business Committee.
Unlike most Capitol Hill staffers, Jim Costa's new press secretary and legislative assistant started dabbling in politics as a kid following a friends father around the neighborhood.
Moving around and an appreciation for all things military brought Amber Marchand to her new post as communications director for freshman Sen. Roy Blunt.