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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.
As sequestration continues to home in on Washington, it’s worth pointing out that the 112th Congress’ “101st Senator” — that would be Dakota, the beloved bichon frisé of ex-Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D. — had calmer things in mind for the legislative branch.
The Senate’s best known pup, Dakota, has passed away.
They say there is a first time for everything and whether the nation realizes it, it’s experiencing a series of firsts in Washington, D.C.
When a congressman tweets to a younger woman who is not his wife, the alarm bells go off that he might be up to no good. … Or it might be that he’s pleased his recently discovered daughter was watching the State of the Union.
Richard Schiff looks happy. At least, for him.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Mary Zimmerman’s “Metamorphoses,” a lush, sensual adaptation of classic myths by Ovid, opens Thursday night at Arena Stage.
This all happened so fast.
Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., has his hands full these days, with a burgeoning scandal surrounding his friend and political donor, Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen, as well as scrutiny of the senator’s own travel and leisure activities in the Dominican Republic.
Many hairy people have found their way in and around the Capitol complex, but Thursday was a bit different.
In what is becoming a semi-regular feature at HOH, the Democrats are making us chuckle on their listservs again.
Oh, what could have been.
Freshman Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, and her staff are still getting the new office up and running. This means, of course, working within a budget.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., will be on hand to wish Liz Lemon and friends a fond adieu on Thursday night’s series finale of “30 Rock.” Also wishing the Gang of Lemon good-day are guest stars Julianne Moore, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and, of course, Ice-T.
Actress, activist and potential Senate candidate Ashley Judd announced Tuesday that she and race-car driver husband Dario Franchitti will divorce.The two tweeted “family forever” to each other after the news of their split broke.
For fiction readers, Washington, D.C., is more well-known as a backdrop for political intrigue (see the works of Brad Metzler) or gritty crime (ditto for George Pelecanos).
Once more unto the breach, dear friends. Once more, William Shakespeare’s “Henry V” will swash and buckle its way across the Folger Theatre’s stage.
Outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is being feted at a private dinner hosted by U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague on Monday night.
President Taft is inspiring a nation of nerds.
Sen. James M. Inhofe is dubious about the United States’ relationship with Egypt.
Ladies and gents, are you sitting down?
Hip-hop rabble-rouser Lupe Fiasco kick-pushed himself out of a paying gig Sunday night when he offended his corporate sponsors after what can only be described as a musical protest against the Obama administration at The Hamilton in Washington, D.C.
Actress Ashley Judd said Sunday that she is still praying on her decision about whether to challenge Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in 2014.
There are hundreds of inaugural events taking place this weekend, and while everyone knows about the official balls, here are some of the more fun, quirky goings-on. Some feature mural painting and spitballing big ideas. One involves hip-hop superstar Lupe Fiasco, another the homegrown street artist BORF, who created the poster art for Nevermind the Inauguration. This weekend, belt out patriotic karaoke. Heck, go to a pig roast luau. So spend the next few days seeing the best of our diamond district. Go forth and party!
President Barack Obama isn’t going to be the only ball belle.Obama for America campaign manager Jim Messina will finally get his moment in the sun, even if that sun is indoor lighting at Carmine’s Restaurant on Seventh Street.
“Thank you for your loyalty,” Ron Walker, chairman of the Richard Nixon Foundation, told the crowd at the Mayflower Hotel. “All of us in this room have a special bond: We worked for Richard Nixon.”