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Jason Dick

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Jason Dick is the House editor for Roll Call and coordinates Congressional leadership coverage of Capitol Hill. He previously was editor of National Journal Daily and its predecessor publication, CongressDaily. He began his journalism career in Washington at National Journal’s environmental news daily, GreenWire, in 1998. A native of Arizona and a resident of Capitol Hill, he has also worked for the AmeriCorps program in West Virginia, and taught in Arizona and West Virginia.

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Calendar: DC Brau's Anniversary, Drive-In Movies Return, Record Store Day!

April 14, 2014

Ah, recess. The pollen and tourist counts are up and everyone not on the campaign trail has a chance to let loose a little.

Spring Forward With This Capitol Quip

April 13, 2014

Love is in the air! The cherry blossoms are blooming and members of Congress are getting spring fever. Just ask GOP Rep. Vance McCallister! That brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

Money Talks, and Politicians Walk | Capitol Quip

April 13, 2014

Thanks to the many readers who contributed captions for last week’s Capitol Quip contest. Here’s the winning entry, as voted by readers of Heard on the Hill.

Grover Norquist's Global Suckdom Index

April 11, 2014

Welcome to the suck. It’s not as bad as it seems. That was sounds-negative-actually-positive sentiment from Grover Norquist, head of Americans for Tax Reform, at a panel following Thursday night’s screening of Jose Antonio Vargas’ “Documented,” at the Newseum.

You've Got Hate! Feedback on Atlanta Braves Flag Burning Post is EN FUEGO!

April 10, 2014

Atlanta Braves fans rise up to defend their own! Justin Upton might be outfielder non grata in Washington, but he can take heart his aficionados will defend his right to not try. Also? Team die-hards are determined to shrug off Turner Field’s torching of Old Glory this week.

Overheard: Eric Holder Goes Veggie on Louie Gohmert

April 9, 2014

“Good luck with your asparagus.”

Burning Atlanta, or How the Braves Learned to Stop Worrying and Torch Old Glory

April 9, 2014

It’s bad enough that Justin Upton of the Atlanta Braves refuses to field balls in the outfield. Now his team burns flags at their home stadium.

Robert Zirkelbach Leaving AHIP for PhRMA | Downtown Moves

April 9, 2014

It’s as a colleague said, the end of an era. Robert Zirkelbach, the long-time chief flack at America’s Health Insurance Plans, is heading to another titan of the industry, the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers of America.

Hill Staffers Swarm Taco Bell Tray, Terrify Server

April 8, 2014

Ustedes quieren Taco Bell!

Larry Pressler Stops by Roll Call Book Club

April 8, 2014

Former South Dakota Sen. Larry Pressler, who served in the House and Senate as a Republican and trying to return to the Senate as an independent, stopped by Monday night’s Roll Call Book Club at Hill Center, which happened to be discussing Charles Wheelan’s “The Centrist Manifesto,” a book arguing for the need to elect centrists not affiliated with the two major parties to Congress.

Can 'Particle Fever' Make Funding Science Fun?

April 8, 2014

“Particle Fever,” a documentary about physicists and the particle theories they love, captures a compelling and dramatic episode of modern science. Rep. Daniel Lipinski, an Illinois Democrat and unabashed fan of the film, is hoping the movie will not only make science fun, but make funding it fun as well.

Remington's, Another Old-School Capitol Hill Bar, Bites the Dust

April 8, 2014

What in the name of Larry Craig is going on here? Remington’s, a long-time establishment on Capitol Hill at 639 Pennsylvania Ave. SE and iconic gay bar, is closing up shop, Prince of Petworth reports.

Roll Call Book Club With Mark Halperin (Video)

April 7, 2014

For political junkies, it was all there — President Barack Obama’s relationship with Congress, the future of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., the 2014 midterm elections, the Republican field for the 2016 presidential race and much more — during our Roll Call Book Club discussion with “Double Down: Game Change 2012″ co-author Mark Halperin on March 26.

Roll Call's Book Club With Mark Halperin in 3 Minutes

April 7, 2014

Roll Call editors Christina Bellantoni and Jason Dick sit down with Mark Halperin, co-author of "Double Down: Game Change 2012," to discuss the 2014 midterm elections, the 2016 presidential election and the political climate in Washington.

Bruce Braley, in Need of a Good Lawyer? | Capitol Quip

April 6, 2014

Thanks to the many readers who contributed captions for last week’s Capitol Quip contest. Here’s the winning entry, as voted by readers of Heard on the Hill.

Arizona Wine: The Link Between Tool and Congress

April 6, 2014

COTTONWOOD, Ariz. | On this, the Republican congressman and the frontman for Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer agree: The Verde Valley is a great place to make wine.

Calendar: A 'Naked' Writer, a 'Documented' Filmmaker

April 4, 2014

A ‘Naked’ Writer’s Manifesto

'Parts Is Parts' in This #tbt HOH Item

April 3, 2014

Oh, the things we learn reading the HOH stacks, such as this gem from the Feb. 26, 1996 edition of Roll Call by reporter Craig Winneker:

Five Captions for Bruce Braley to Ponder | Capitol Quip

April 2, 2014

The five finalists for this week’s caption contest are ready for your votes.

Hard Times for Capitol Hill Bars

April 1, 2014

It’s been a brutal few months for bar crawlers around Capitol Hill.

'Big Men' Asks the Big Questions

March 31, 2014

“Big Men,” the latest documentary from filmmaker Rachel Boynton, is a sprawling chronicle of oil discovery and development off the coast of West Africa, a tall enough order for any filmmaker. But Boynton — whose last film, “Our Brand is Crisis,” showed how American political consultants sell themselves, and their tactics, in other countries — wasn’t satisfied with just that.

Tommy Wells' Scarf Ad Wins Mayoral Fashion War

March 31, 2014

Win or lose in Tuesday’s D.C. Democratic mayoral primary, Ward 6 Councilman Tommy Wells has won the fashion ad wars.

Bruce Braley's Guide to Stepping in It | Capitol Quip

March 30, 2014

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, campaign gaffe season! Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, who is running for Senate, stepped into it with some impolitic comments about his home-state colleague, Republican Sen. Charles E. Grassley, being a farmer without a law degree. This brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

Quite a Workout for This Capitol Quip

March 30, 2014

Thanks to the many readers who contributed captions for last week’s Capitol Quip contest. Here’s the winning entry, as voted by readers of Heard on the Hill.

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