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Mackenzie Weinger


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 Journal’s the Hotline and at Anthem Press, an academic publishing house in London.

Weinger no longer works at Roll Call.

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Oversight Case Studies Are Must-Read

March 11, 2011

In “Congressional Investigations and Oversight: Case Studies and Analysis,” Stanley Brand weaves together law, politics and history to explore the legislative branch’s role in monitoring and scrutinizing the government.

Hollywood Highlights Lincoln Conspirator in Exhibit

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 Redford’s newest movie, “The Conspirator,” the story of the only woman charged with plotting to kill Lincoln.

Technology Reveals Buddhist Cave

March 4, 2011

Art meets virtual reality in “Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan,” recently opened at the Sackler Gallery.

Historical Spots Reveal City’s Role in Civil War

March 2, 2011

It’s 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.

Art Reveals Gauguin’s Provocative Personality

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.

Ford’s Theatre Displays Lincoln’s Bloodstained Coat

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 Ford’s Theatre until August.

Democrats Use Constitution Rule to Attack Abortion Bill

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.

Winograd Presses Special Election Candidates on War

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.

Congressional Comics Take Risks for Laughs

Feb. 7, 2011

It’s 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.

Battle Brewing Between Baristas

Feb. 4, 2011

For three baristas from Peregrine Espresso, a shot at the coffee industry’s most coveted honor comes down to 15 minutes, 12 drinks and seven judges.

Want an Image Boost? D.C. Has Consultants for That

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 that’s not stopping image consultants across the city from trying to cure D.C. of its fashion ills.

Former Hill Staffer Turns Hobby Into Profession

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.

Disabled Artists’ Work Graces Kennedy Center

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 Center’s three-week celebration for the 50th anniversary of the presidency of John F. Kennedy.

Celebrating ‘Ask Not,’ JFK 50 Years Later

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.

Boehner Opens E-Mail Inbox to Nation

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.

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