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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.
Former South Carolina Gov. and Rep. Mark Sanford continued his comeback from the Appalachian Trail on Tuesday with his onetime mistress, now fiancée, at his side.
Does ex-Rep. Asa Hutchinson, R-Ark., know something we don’t?
Sen. Patrick J. Toomey, R-Pa., and the Pennsylvania political community got a healthy dose of April Fools’ Day this morning.
World traveler Rep. John Garamendi is gaining on fellow Rep. Jim McDermott.
On Tuesday, after the Supreme Court heard the first of two days worth of oral arguments on same-sex marriage issues, it seemed most of Facebook went red.
Throughout the weekend, Monday and early Tuesday morning, the sidewalk and lawn in front of the U.S. Supreme Court was dominated by those in favor of same-sex marriage. Rainbow flags, equality signs and the color red was splashed about.
We’re trying to be wry and cynical about Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III’s Sunday visit to the circus, but we just can’t be and we blame that smile.
During a cold snowy Sunday in the District, Lt. Dan Choi brought coffee, donuts and conversation for dozens of folks who were queued up to to hear the Supreme Court’s oral arguments for and against same-sex marriage.
For Supreme Court campers, some big lessons have been learned since the last big SCOTUS stake-out, for health care in June 2012.
Grindr, the popular social app for “gay, bi and curious” men, was well represented at opening day of the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference. The app uses GPS to let users see which other users are near by.
Henry Kissinger, cold warrior extraordinaire, is unimpressed with Sen. Rand Paul’s concerns about drone warfare.
Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is quite the social butterfly these days.
Remember former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford?The Republican one, the one who’s running for the Palmetto State’s 1st District seat?He made quite a splash when his gubernatorial staff lost him somewhere on the AppalachianTrail and he popped up again with his mistress in Argentina.
Remember back in the 1990s, when that special someone made you a mixtape and you spent hours analyzing what they were reallytrying to say?
Former Sen. Fred Thompson, the only member of Congress to go on to star in “Law & Order,” will be the first person featured in the new series “Expert Witness,” a production of the Bard Association, the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s “legal affinity group.”
“I love chess,” Lanny J. Davis said over lunch. “I love a challenge.”
PlaywrightStephen Adly Guirgis, who wrote the absolutely stellar “The [MoFo] with the Hat,” will be speaking at the Studio Theatre on Friday.
Actress and activist Jane Fonda hasn’t tweeted in several days.
“And what I have learned from my experiences in talking filibusters is this: To succeed, you need strong convictions but also a strong bladder. It’s obvious Sen. Paul has both.”
In a shocking turn, the chairmanship for the Senate Harlem Shake Caucus is still up for grabs.
Professional scandal mopper-upper Lanny J. Davis is throwing a big party at The Hamilton on Tuesday night in anticipation of his new book, “Crisis Tales: Five Rules for Coping With Crises in Business, Politics, and Life.”
“What Playboy was to most well-adjusted boys, National Review was to me.”
It was a big night for the funny ladies of journalism.
On Friday afternoon Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., kinda, sorta offered to head the Harlem Shake caucus.
The fate of United States diplomatic relations, at least with North Korea, could rest in the hands of former NBA star Dennis Rodman, several Harlem Globetrotters and a VICE magazine reporter,the Associated Press reports.