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Mackenzie Weinger joined Roll Call as an intern in January 2011 and currently covers local events for the Around the Hill section. She graduated from UC Santa Barbara in June 2010 with a history degree, as well as minors in art history and literature. She spent four years working for the UCSB Daily Nexus, serving as editor-in-chief in her senior year. Mackenzie has also written for Calbuzz, a website focused on California politics, and interned at National Journals the Hotline and at Anthem Press, an academic publishing house in London.
Weinger no longer works at Roll Call.
Members interest in the Civil War centers on legislation protecting the nations remaining battlefields and promoting a national discussion on the war.
The Death of Ellsworth, a new exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery, highlights the first Union officer killed in the Civil War.
Rep. Frank Lucas has been collecting coins since he was a child. His position as a Member of Congress gives him special access to his passion.
Reminders of New Orleans are spread throughout Rep. Jeff Landry's D.C. digs in the Cannon House Office Building, which he scored by getting the third pick in the office lottery earlier this year.
In Rep. Adrian Smiths case, those who can, teach. The Nebraska Republican turned the old saying on its head this spring after taking a second gig as a George Washington University professor.
Every Tuesday, HOH gets to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. This week, we chat with Sen. Chris Coons. The Delaware Democrat dishes about his caffeine addiction and busy life that unfortunately means no sports or movies.
Rep. John Micas love affair with art takes him to Italy each year and keeps him on the lookout for interesting pieces to add to his collection.
For Rep. Mo Brooks, last week was anything but a recess.
After spending four years as the planets most organized man, retired Rear Adm. Stephen Rochon is bidding adieu to his role as the White Houses chief usher.
Its not just Rick Santorum. York, Maine, also has a Google problem.
Although pundits love to say each election season is the nastiest of all time, history buffs and collectors know better. Malicious political campaigns and their venomous and hilarious slogans are nothing new in American politics.
When Sen. Thad Cochran called up HOH to chat, he regaled us with stories of his family history and the Mississippi Republican dropped a fascinating tidbit about his childhood.
Recently released documents detailing the plane crash that killed former Sen. Ted Stevens offer new insights into the accident but do not point to a specific cause.
Who was the biggest celebrity at Saturday’s Taste of the South Gala? Anyone? Anyone?
For the Civil Wars sesquicentennial, Shelby Footes The Civil War: A Narrative is being re-released Tuesday in a special box set featuring American Homer, a collection of new essays edited by Jon Meacham.
Rep. Karen Bass may not be Congress most prolific user of Twitter or Facebook, but shes still making a play for geeky dominance.
Harold Holzer compiled the best writing from an out-of-print series on the Civil War for a new book.
The Michigan-based Hillsdale College, which the National Review once touted as a citadel of American conservatism, opened the Allan P. Kirby Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship just a stones throw from the Capitol.
Filmmaker Cintia Cabibs newest work, A Community of Gardeners, focuses on seven local gardens and follows a diverse mix of gardeners through several seasons.
Despite their small numbers or maybe because of them the capitals soccer fans are a die-hard group, including staffer Charlie Armstrong, who still laughs about the time armed guards escorted him from a soccer game in Chile.
The National Building Museums new exhibit, Walls Speak: The Narrative Art of Hildreth Meière, brings the artists' numerous mosaics and murals, scattered around D.C., into focus.
Liberty Smith, a musical about a fictional American revolutionary who participates in some of the most prominent moments of the Revolution, has settled onto the stage at Ford's Theatre and runs through May 21.
The National Cherry Blossom Festival, which kicks off Saturday and runs through April 10, will help raise disaster relief money for earthquake-stricken Japan.
To Make a World: George Ault and 1940s America focuses on a lesser-known artist who painted desolate crossroads and stark, snow-filled landscapes.
The National Portrait Gallerys new exhibition, Calders Portraits: A New Language, features wire art twisted into images such as faces.