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Jason Dick


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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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.

Capitol Quip Has a Ball

Jan. 31, 2015

Thanks to the readers who contributed captions for last week’s Capitol Quip contest. We had that rarest of things, a three-way tie, when the dinner bell rang. Not having a three-sided coin to flip, we deferred to cartoonist prerogative to select our victor.

Ted Cruz's Non-Gotcha Question

Jan. 30, 2015

“Would you trust John Mitchell to investigate the allegations of wrongdoing in the break-in at Watergate against Richard Nixon?”

Kojo, Will and Roll Call on the Hill

Jan. 30, 2015

If the voice of Kojo Nnamdi sounds different starting Monday, it could because be he’s channeling the Bard.

Port City Brewing Celebrates Four Years

Jan. 30, 2015

Port City Brewing Co.’s magic number is “four.” Starting Friday, the Alexandria, Va.-based beer maker is celebrating its fourth anniversary of operations, complete with the release of a Belgian quad-style beer, “Colossal IV.”

#tbt: 'Go Time' for the Ladies

Jan. 29, 2015

When you gotta go, you gotta go.

Run! To Cherry Blossom Registration in Rayburn Foyer

Jan. 28, 2015

Cherry Blossom Run organizers are making it easy for congressional staffers and interns to register for the Capitol Hill Competition of April’s fabled foot race.

A Mild Journey to the Heart of Pentagon City (Video)

Jan. 28, 2015

“You can’t be subtle in this town.”

HOH Name Game: First Names First

Jan. 28, 2015

It’s time again for the HOH name game, when we provide a little public service with our handy pronunciation guide for members whose names have the potential to trip up those in and around the Capitol. Today’s group is the First Names First Caucus, those members whose first names have a much bigger potential to be mispronounced than their last.

HOH Word of the Week: Australian Ballot

Jan. 26, 2015

“Australian Ballot: System employed in the United States in which all ballots are marked in secret.”

How Much Hot Air Is in This Political Football?

Jan. 25, 2015

President Barack Obama has signaled to the 114th Congress that he’s ready to play some smash-mouth political football, which — along with the New England Patriots-provided #deflategate — brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

Capitol Quip's Double SOTU Special

Jan. 24, 2015

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

Pumpernickel Stout + Hot Chicken = You Are Warm

Jan. 23, 2015

Winter does not stand a chance, not against the forces of Atlas Brew Works’ new Pumpernickel Stout and Maison Dixon’s Hot Chicken.

Americana on Display: Meat and Cars

Jan. 23, 2015

Meat and cars. There’s the potential for a lot of macho.

Mucca Pazza's Friday Junkanoo at 3 Stars Brewing

Jan. 23, 2015

Those needing to express a little Thank-God-It’s-Friday could do worse than to head to 3 Stars Brewing for a live performance by Mucca Pazza, a 30-piece rock marching band that goes pretty well with some beer.

#tbt: Lindy Boggs Dishes About Cokie Roberts

Jan. 22, 2015

Cuba’s in the news these days, as it was in the Jan. 22, 1998, HOH edition of Roll Call, albeit in a roundabout way.

HOH Name Game: Simple, Yet Deceptive

Jan. 21, 2015

HOH’s name game returns with an edition dedicated to helping you navigate the noms de Congress. Today’s subject is the Simple Yet Deceptive Caucus, members whose last names take up one mere syllable, but offer multiple ways to mispronounce.

No Labels Makes Sure Members Are Labeled

Jan. 20, 2015

No Labels, the group dedicated to solving the nation’s problems and avoiding labels at all costs, has gotten about 70 members of Congress to agree to be a “problem solver.” You can even see these folks at Tuesday’s State of the Union address because they’ll be wearing, um, labels.

A Guide to State of the Union Watch Parties

Jan. 19, 2015

If you won’t be in the Capitol to watch President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, fret not. There is no shortage of SOTU watch parties, nor to the range of political spectrums or organizations hosting them.

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