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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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Winter Storm Bibi Arrives as DHS Funding Fight Fizzles

March 4, 2015

Yellow police tape blocked access to the Capitol, a sign of enhanced security for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a colorful accent to the fight over funding the Homeland Security Department.

HOH Word of the Week: Groan

March 2, 2015

“GROAN, n. — The language in which a Republican Federal officeholder expounds his view of the political situation.”

The 'Real Congresswoman From Selma' Has Her Say

March 2, 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Rep. Terri A. Sewell has her constituents in Alabama. Then she has “the” constituent.

This Is Today's Selma

March 2, 2015

SELMA, Ala. — There’s “Selma” the movie, a powerful testament to the Civil Rights Era. And there’s Selma the city, where vacant storefronts abound on Broad Street, the main thoroughfare leading to the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

Heard on the (Goat) Hill

March 2, 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — “Come on back March 7, 8 and 9, because there will be thousands and thousands and thousands here,” Mayor Todd Strange told the crowd amassed at Goat Hill, the moniker affixed to the grounds of the state Capitol here.

What to See and Do in Selma

Feb. 27, 2015

SELMA, Ala., — Every year, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., makes a pilgrimage here to walk the Edmund Pettus Bridge, tracing the fateful steps he took on March 7, 1965, when he and others marching in favor of voting rights were savagely beaten by state troopers and thugs.

The Selma to Montgomery Bicycle Ride: Civil Rights and Bamas

Feb. 26, 2015

LOWNDES COUNTY, Ala. — A partial list of things not present at the 1965 Selma to Montgomery march: A drone mini-copter, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama,” Viola Liuzzo’s roadside memorial.

Native Son Bidding for a Sweet Return to Montgomery | Life After Congress

Feb. 24, 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Perhaps it’s fitting that an African-American man who addressed the 2008 Democratic National Convention in support of Barack Obama and the 2012 Republican National Convention against Barack Obama is running in a nonpartisan race here against a man named “Strange.”

The Democrats' Lost Opportunity in Birmingham

Feb. 24, 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Walk into any barbecue place in the South and you’re pretty certain to find walls of fame and photos of the area’s local sports heroes. Dine at Carlile’s BBQ here in Magic City and you’ll see prominent politicians, mostly rock-ribbed Republicans, interspersed among the likes of Joe Namath, Bart Starr and Bear Bryant.

Terri Sewell Proves You Can Come Home Again

Feb. 20, 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — “I come to places like Sidney Lanier so you can see, congresswomen look like me,” Rep. Terri A. Sewell tells a roundtable of student journalists here at Sidney Lanier High School.

Allow Capitol Ink to Color Politics for You

Feb. 17, 2015

Spotted: Roll Call’s newest blog, Capitol Ink, a multimedia platform for R.J. Matson’s cartoons, as well as his animated perspective on the news and issues of the day.

Washington Jewish Film Festival Casts Wide Net

Feb. 17, 2015

The Washington Jewish Film Festival gets underway on Thursday, an 11-day showcase for the global tapestry of Jewish life. What you’ll see — a range of films that includes repertory classics like Francois Truffaut’s “The Last Metro” and Louis Malle’s “Au Revoir Les Enfants” to contemporary Israeli selections such as Nissun Dayan’s “The Dove Flyer” — is by turns dark, funny, religious, secular, musical and everything else under the sun.

Don Beyer Commercial Gets Cameo on 'The Americans'

Feb. 13, 2015

Why, yes, that was a circa-1982 commercial for Don Beyer Volvo playing in Wednesday’s episode of “The Americans.”

David Carr's Raspy Voice Lives On in 'Page One' and 'Night of the Gun'

Feb. 13, 2015

For those still processing David Carr’s sudden death, The New York Times scribe lives on in two great works he left behind, the 2011 documentary “Page One: Inside the New York Times” and Carr’s memoir, “Night of the Gun.”

MLB to Take its Talents to Miami, Not D.C.

Feb. 11, 2015

Major League Baseball has selected Miami for the 2017 All Star Game, shunning Washington, D.C., and the riverfront confines of Nationals Park.

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Five Times

Feb. 11, 2015

The House does not conduct verbal roll call votes like the Senate (it would take waaayyy too long), but if it did, imagine the traffic jam when the clerk got to “Smith” on the roster. And our handy guide will make sure you’ve listed the right guy as a co-sponsor of your bill.

Steve Israel: Coming Soon to Cable TV

Feb. 10, 2015

It’s too soon to tell whether Rep. Steve Israel will be successful in his role coordinating House Democrats’ messaging. But one that is certain is the New York Democrat’s novel-writing skills continue to pay dividends.

HOH Word of the Week: 'Significant' Special Elections

Feb. 9, 2015

“Significant” special elections: special elections usually are triggered when someone dies, resigns, or gets elected or appointed to another office, leaving the seat vacant. Both parties reflexively spin such wins as significant harbingers of future campaigns.

No Hand-Wringing in This Capitol Quip

Feb. 8, 2015

Ready for a hands-on experience with this week’s Capitol Quip?

It's in the Capitol Quip Pipeline

Feb. 7, 2015

Thanks to the readers who contributed captions for last week’s Capitol Quip contest.

The In-Between Zone Movies

Feb. 6, 2015

It’s that strange time of year: the cinematic in-between zone when “The Boy Next Door” and “Boyhood” compete, if not necessarily for the same audiences or awards.

When Interior Decorating Questions Get Weird

Feb. 5, 2015

Some members of Congress go their whole lives without being asked about their office decorations. Others have it foisted upon them.

George, Ellen or Groucho? National Portrait Gallery Asks for Votes

Feb. 3, 2015

The National Portrait Gallery is going to put one of three comedians — George Carlin, Ellen DeGeneres or Groucho Marx — up on its “Recognize” wall, and it wants the public to weigh in.

HOH Word of the Week: Hillite

Feb. 2, 2015

“Hillite. Traditional term for any Washingtonian who lives on Capitol Hill.”

Today is Tomorrow on Capitol Quip

Feb. 1, 2015

Happy Groundhog Day! The Republican-led Congress and President Barack Obama are on a collision course when it comes to the Keystone XL Pipeline, which brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

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