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.
Stories by Mackenzie Weinger:
March 11, 2011
In Congressional Investigations and Oversight: Case Studies and Analysis, Stanley Brand weaves together law, politics and history to explore the legislative branchs role in monitoring and scrutinizing the government.
March 8, 2011
The National Museum of Crime & Punishment has a new exhibit that temporarily offers film fans and history devotees a look at the props and costumes from Robert Redfords newest movie, The Conspirator, the story of the only woman charged with plotting to kill Lincoln.
March 4, 2011
Art meets virtual reality in Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan, recently opened at the Sackler Gallery.
March 2, 2011
Its been 150 years since the outbreak of the Civil War, and the sesquicentennial marks the perfect moment to delve into Washington, D.C.s fascinating history.
Feb. 25, 2011
Gauguin: Maker of Myth at the National Gallery of Art reveals a new side of artist Paul Gauguin, including not only his famous Tahitian paintings but also his bloody and bizarre works.
Feb. 16, 2011
After months of conservation, the original coat worn by President Abraham Lincoln the night he was assassinated is back on display at Fords Theatre until August.
Feb. 11, 2011
Republican priorities collided Friday when a Democrat complained that a GOP bill to limit abortion funding does not comply with a new House rule requiring Members to cite the constitutional authority for all legislation.
Feb. 8, 2011
The special election to replace Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) already is heating up, with a past candidate challenging Democrats interested in the 36th district seat to declare their anti-war credentials.
Feb. 7, 2011
Its no laughing matter when politicians try their hand at comedy. In fact, it can get downright serious. There are constituents and colleagues to consider and potentially offend.
Feb. 4, 2011
For three baristas from Peregrine Espresso, a shot at the coffee industrys most coveted honor comes down to 15 minutes, 12 drinks and seven judges.
Jan. 26, 2011
Washington, D.C., is a place where a pop of color in the workplace can feel like a faux pas, and an outfit that fits properly is a rarity. But thats not stopping image consultants across the city from trying to cure D.C. of its fashion ills.
Jan. 25, 2011
Marty LaVor's newest book, The Library of Congress Jefferson Building, features 340 pictures of the architecture, paintings and sculptures of the impressive library, which opened its doors in 1897.
Jan. 24, 2011
Artists with disabilities created life-sized puppets, stunning blocks of color and a new way to picture D.C.for the Kennedy Centers three-week celebration for the 50th anniversary of the presidency of John F. Kennedy.
Jan. 14, 2011
Across the nation and in D.C., the 50-year legacy of President John F. Kennedy's inauguration will be remembered this year with a variety of events, exhibitions and celebrations.
Jan. 13, 2011
Anyone in the country can now e-mail Speaker John Boehner. After former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) passed the gavel to the Ohio Republican, his office launched SpeakerBoehner@mail.house.gov for voters to easily contact him.