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Neda Semnani is the Heard on the Hill reporter for Roll Call. She joined CQ Roll Call in 2008.
Neda was the deputy editor for BillTrack, CQ Roll Call’s legislative tracking product, for two years before moving a few desks and diving into a whole new gossipy world.
Before falling in love with all things Congressional, Neda consulted for the World Bank, managed programs for nongovernmental organizations in the Middle East and later a nonprofit in New York City.
She is a graduate of the University of Maryland College Park and the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Semnani no longer works at Roll Call.
Last week, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., announced that she’s moving her district office to NoMa, a neighborhood in Washington’s Northeast quadrant.
In the May 6, 2013, issue of Sports Illustrated, NBA center Jason Collins comes out as a proud black, gay man and partially credits Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III, D-Mass., for this decision.
You know that friend. The one who comes into your life, maybe just briefly, but the one who gets you and accepts you almost instinctively? That friend who, even after years apart, makes it feel like no time has passed when you’re reunited?
Today is Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day, so everyone is bringing their very special mini-me to the office, including members of Congress.
Hill runners, how many of you were hoping to best Sen. John Thune during this year’s ACLI Capital Challenge? Well, get used to disappointment, folks.
The National Enquirer is reporting that Speaker John A. Boehner’s soon-to-be son-in-law smoked pot seven years ago.
This might sound like a bit of a whiskey dream, but rapper and preacher MC Hammer was spotted at Tuesday night’s Washington Capitals game straight chilling with Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va.
General panic has hit airports over the air traffic control furloughs brought about by sequestration. Many media outlets, airlines and customers have been wringing their hands over what some are calling the “airport armageddon.” The frisky among us, meanwhile, have used it as an excuse to hook up.
Rep. Steve Stockman’s Twitter feed, never a source of dull content, took off last week, giving its followers a series of real-time updates of the events unfolding around the manhunt for the second Boston Marathon bombing suspect, with live tweets of scanner chatter and general news curation.
A staccato drum beat. A stone, gray set. The nobles stand a body-length above the people. The people are hungry and shouting for corn. The nobility looks on in disdain.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Thursday morning event at The Atlantic was canceled at the last minute due to the torrential rains and subsequent flood ravaging the Windy City. Yet, it doesn’t appear the mayor canceled plans to be at the White House on Friday.
Sen. Tom Coburn took an accidental dip in a fountain at Wednesday night’s 31st March of Dimes Gourmet Gala.
House Judiciary Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte has quite the enthusiastic fan base!
Over the next few weeks, keep your eyes and ears peeled as you wander our great town.
Trying to move policy in this town can feel a lot like watching a blindfolded scrum of well-dressed people play chess.
It ended up being a Heck of a night. On the evening of April 12, a plane left Washington, D.C., heading to Las Vegas. A female passenger began to feel a bit woozy and her condition quickly escalated, so the flight attendants took to the intercom and asked the plane if there was a doctor on the flight.
A lion, a tiger, some paint, a local brewery and a touch of humility have brought a congressman, an artist and a local brewer together to talk about art, politics and Washington, paving the way for Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II, D-Mo., to continue his quest for bipartisan civility.
“I’m going to take a nap. I was up late last night.”
President Barack Obama said Friday that presidents don’t wear hats. But we see plenty of evidence that he’s willing to make an exception, if the chapeau is right.
Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, is rapidly becoming one of our favorite members of Congress.
Former members of Congress will bring their investigative chops back to Washington later this month to get to the bottom of an issue that has vexed scientists in both the U.S. government as well as the “X-Files” for years — the existence of extraterrestrial life and the U.S. government’s alleged cover-up of the issue.
One eagle-eyed HOH reader sent us this quick shot of the “gang of eight” in the House of Representatives as it flashed across MSNBC.
Texas Rep. Steve Stockman is broken up about the passing of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and is burning his way through the Kubler-Ross stages of grief.
Is reaching into your pocket for your smartphone just too hard? Have you smacked into a pole while looking down at your gadget? Are you a constant disappointment to family and friends because you’re distracted by your gadgets?
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., have picked up a curious ally in their push to secure a presidential pardon for boxing legend Jack Johnson.