Erin Mershon joined Roll Call as an intern in January 2011, and currently covers local events for the Around the Hill section. She previously served as a writer and researcher for the D.C. bureau of PolitiFact, a website devoted to finding the truth in politics. A political science major at Kenyon College, Erin also contributes to her campus newspaper as a reporter, designer, and editor.
Mershon no longer works at Roll Call.
Stories by Erin Mershon:
March 8, 2011
Sen. Bernie Sanders is publishing his eight-hour filibuster from last December as a book, The Speech: A Historic Filibuster on Corporate Greed and the Decline of our Middle Class.
March 7, 2011
Capitol Hill may not have the same reputation as Bourbon Street in New Orleans, but everyone in the area is getting ready to laissez les bon temps rouler for Mardi Gras tonight.
March 4, 2011
Usually, its only Hollywood celebrities and pompous night clubbers who dare don sunglasses indoors. One of D.C.s own trendsetters, however, is bringing the style to the halls of Congress.
March 1, 2011
The Atlas Performing Arts Centers second annual Intersections festival bring together an array of art forms and artists differing in race, culture, age and skill level.
Feb. 28, 2011
The National Library Service program celebrates its 80th anniversary this year. More than 320,000 books and 70 current magazines are available, and 113 regional libraries participate in the program, interacting with patrons and facilitating the mailings.
Feb. 25, 2011
Blinky Palermo: Retrospective 1964-1977, a new exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum, traces the evolution of the artists vision through more than 70 of his most famous works, a third of which have never before been shown in the U.S.
Feb. 18, 2011
Former Rep. John Stephen Steve Horn (R-Calif.) passed away peacefully at his home in Long Beach on Thursday. He was 79 and had Alzheimers disease.
Feb. 16, 2011
Venice: Canaletto and his Rivals, opening this weekend at the National Gallery of Art, boasts more than 50 vibrant paintings of the architecture, canals and alleyways of the Italian lagoon city.
Feb. 15, 2011
Rep. John Campbell (R-Calif.) gets away from politics with his impressive car collection.
Feb. 14, 2011
The coral reef at the National Museum of Natural History encompasses an estimated 800,000 yards of fiber and more than 520 square feet. It made by more than 800 volunteers as part of an art and environmentalism project called the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef.
Feb. 1, 2011
A former Hill staffer accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the office of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) was found guilty Tuesday.
Jan. 28, 2011
Madame Tussauds in D.C. is preparing to open an interactive exhibit featuring wax figures of every U.S. president, including favorites Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan.
Jan. 24, 2011
The Botanic Garden's newest exhibit whisks its audience to Scotlands most captivating gardens, thanks to 40 large-scale photographs by Allan Pollok-Morris.
Jan. 21, 2011
Gross National Products new musical satire at the Atlas Performing Arts Center turns many of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's famous gaffes into songs such as "The Hill is Alive" and "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Sarah."
Jan. 13, 2011
An attorney for a former Hill staffer accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the office of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) argued Thursday that his client was carrying out orders to spend all of the money allocated to the office.