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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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Brown Praises GOP's Newfound Love for Obama

April 23, 2015

“I just think it’s a new day for our country,” Sen. Sherrod Brown deadpanned Thursday to a room full of reporters gathered to hear him and Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., discuss their reservations with trade promotion authority legislation cruising toward the Senate floor.

Vote For Your Favorite Gyrocopter Capitol Quip!

April 22, 2015

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

Baseball Polling, in Black and White

April 22, 2015

Roughly one-third of Americans surveyed in a HBO Real Sports/Marist Poll released recently think the decline in African-American participation in baseball is reason for concern.

Guest-List App IDs D.C.'s A-List Venues

April 22, 2015

Of course there’s an app for checking in to a guest list, and for those heading to the MSNBC after party on Saturday after the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, you’ll be checked in using zkipster.

For Capitol Police, Change Keeps Coming

April 22, 2015

For Capitol Police, it’s been an unsettling and rough few weeks characterized by speculation about their top leaders, a suicide on the West Front, a gyrocopter landing on the Capitol lawn and members of Congress looking to trim the force’s budget.

Tim Ryan Goes 'Planetary' (Video)

April 21, 2015

One of Congress’ foremost messengers on mindfulness is set to lend his voice to an Earth Day after-movie discussion of “Planetary” Wednesday night at the AFI Silver Theater in Silver Spring, Md.

Sen. Robert Griffin, 1923-2015

April 20, 2015

When Sen. Robert Griffin died on April 17, much of the news coverage that followed focused on his filibuster against the nomination of Abe Fortas to be chief justice of the United States and his political alliance with Gerald Ford, a fellow Michigan Republican who rose through the House ranks to become minority leader, vice president and eventually president after Richard M. Nixon resigned.

What About #ThatTown?

April 20, 2015

This is the week #ThisTown lives for, the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner and its multiple party-time events. But what about #ThatTown, the folks who won’t be picking up the tux or cocktail dress from the cleaners?

HOH Word of Week: Slop-over

April 20, 2015

“Slop-over. Pejorative description of the items found in the back of the Congressional Record.”

Filmfest DC Returns 'Leaner and Meaner'

April 15, 2015

Filmfest DC, the homegrown international movie festival entering its 29th year, kicks off its 11-day slate Thursday. It almost didn’t happen.

A Busy and Bipartisan Tuesday

April 14, 2015

For all the talk of the death of bipartisanship, Tuesday’s busy legislative day in the Senate provided quite the counter-argument.

Stephen Colbert Portrait Set to Leave National Portrait Gallery

April 14, 2015

Nation! It’s come to this. Stephen Colbert’s portrait is coming down from its rightful spot in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, on the second floor between the bathrooms and above the water fountain.

HOH Word of the Week: Window Dressing

April 13, 2015

“Window Dressing. A speech or release of information that makes something seem more important than it is.”

And the Morris Dancers Pressed On ...

April 12, 2015

Accordion music drifted over the reflecting pool as police wrapped up their press conference about the horrific shooting hours earlier on the West Front of the Capitol. Washington, D.C.’s Morris Dance Cherry Blossom Day of Dance would not be denied.

MPD Will Lead Capitol Shooting Death Investigation

April 11, 2015

The Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, D.C., will lead the investigation of the death of a man who shot himself on the West Front of the Capitol on Saturday, according to Capitol Police Chief Kim C. Dine.

Cherry Blossom Run Packet Pickup in CVC

April 9, 2015

Are you participating in the annual Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run on April 12? A reminder those competing in the event’s Capitol Hill Competition can pick up their race packets from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Capitol Visitor Center’s HVC-215.

'Red Lines' Screening Comes to CVC

April 8, 2015

For those concerned the bloody civil war in Syria is being a bit overshadowed by events in Yemen and nuclear talks over Iran, the makers of the documentary “Red Lines” will screen their film in the Capitol Visitor Center Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in HVC-200.

Selling Out at the Tune Inn

April 7, 2015

“I wouldn’t be sitting here if it wasn’t sold out.”

Opening Day Wasn't Always a Given in D.C.

April 6, 2015

It’s opening day for Major League Baseball and the Washington Nationals are the odds-on favorite to win the 2015 World Series. It wasn’t always like this.

Meet the New Boss. Not the Same as the Old Boss

April 1, 2015

Relationships are everything in the Senate, and Charles E. Schumer, the presumptive top Democrat in the next Congress, has them down pat.

West End Cinema Leaves 'Em Laughing

March 30, 2015

Every moviegoer knows the ending is important. Josh Levin ended the five-year run of his West End Cinema on March 29 with one last screening of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” choosing to go out with a laugh.

Senate Loses Top Baseball Nut (Video)

March 27, 2015

Updated March 30, 2:30 p.m. | With Harry Reid’s retirement, the Senate is not just losing its top Democrat. It’s losing its foremost baseball fan.

West End Cinema Preps Its Own Last Picture Show

March 27, 2015

Alas, it’s not just a flesh wound. This weekend is it for the West End Cinema in Foggy Bottom, and owner Josh Levin is going out like a true cinephile.

Congress Losing Another Constituency

March 26, 2015

Attention, Congress. You lost the approval of the American public a long time ago, but you’re in danger of losing a key part of your base: Washington think tanks.

A Documentary Looks to Influence Legislation, NFL Draft

March 13, 2015

When a documentary comes around that might influence legislation in Congress, a few people might raise their eyebrows. But when a documentary comes around that might influence the NFL draft? That’s how you get attention.

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