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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.
Our friends over at “Cloture Club” have had more than 1 million hits on their site! And to celebrate, those crazy kids are taking over 201 Bar tonight and buying everyone (who gives them 20 bucks) a drink!
Braco, a Croatian man whose look and voice is said to heal, will be gazing at people at the Sheraton Crystal City Hoteltoday and the rest of the weekend, ARL Now reports.
Way back in 2008, a rapper named Bob Brown made a video called the “Obama Dance.”
Actor, comedian, bluegrass musician, novelist and wild and crazy guySteve Martin endorsed Senate candidate Bob Kerrey(D-Neb.) on Thursday.
In the midst of the first 2012 presidential campaign, as the candidates go back and forth on the health care law, we at HOH sometimes find ourselves scratching our heads.
Republican-loving hip hop artist Lukrative — aka Luke Caldwell — released his latest music video this week, “Obama Bin Lyin’.”
Martha Johnson, former head of the General Services Administration, is trying her hand at young-adult fiction focused on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth.
Zombies invaded Capitol Hill today, starting with the Capitol South Metro Station.
A paid intern for Illinois Rep. John Shimkus (R) threw down with party-girl actress Lindsay Lohan at a hotel in Manhattan this weekend, according to a report. Not surprisingly for the starlet, the skirmish ended with the cops being called.
We,your intrepid HOH reporters, are not a motivated duo. Therefore, we have a certain grudging admiration for the mischief-makers of this world.
An eagle-eyed Roll Call staffer noticed that the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health was Google-hacked today.
Ex-House Homeland Security Committee staffer Robert Denton Herring is under investigation by the NCAA and Mississippi State University for acting as a booster for the university’s football team, the website LegiStorm reports.
Nearly nine years ago, two young men were introduced in Washington. On the Sept. 14, 3 p.m. tour, Tim Hysom and Sean Jones got engaged at the top of the Capitol Dome.
Over the waning days of summer, two political parties presented the nation with two plays, performed in three acts over as many nights. Even in the absence of real drama, it was political theater at its most dramatic.
Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson (R) embraced the aloha spirit Wednesday.
In Washington, everything can carry a political message, including, of course, the ever popular cupcake.
Capitol Hill’s hours can be unforgiving. And it’s not unusual for staffers, politicians, operatives and even reporters to find themselves lonely and tired on the other side of the legislative calendar or campaign cycle. It’s OK, Erika Ettin is there for you.
Uber-pols Anita Dunn and Sara Fagen spoke in front of a few dozen of the most powerful women in Washington — plus the Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart — this morning.
Hecklers interrupted GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan three times today at the 2012 Values Voter Summit. The crowd roared to his defense by chanting “U.S.A.! U.S.A.!”
Updated 6:51 p.m. | This is not the first time HOH has received a special package, but today it was in cupcake form.
The House Republican Conference, Speaker John Boehner and New Jersey Rep. Rush Holt (D) are putting aside partisanship briefly to recognize slain U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens.
Eventbrite, the online event coordinatorand ticket broker, has crunched its numbers this week and has announced that even though Republicans are throwing more parties, Democrats are raking in more money.
Democratic House candidate Cheri Bustos is a crack shot.
London Fashion Week starts this Friday, and boy, will President Barack Obama’s campaign benefit!
This scenariomight especially apply most to those of you in swing states: Dinner is over. Dishes are washed. Kids are in bed.