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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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Bill Foster Recognizes 'Star Wars Day' on House Floor

July 29, 2014

Rep. Bill Foster, D-Ill., discusses the fifth annual "Star Wars Day" at the Joliet Public Library during a June 12 speech on the House floor.

The Music That Should Have Played on the Eric Cantor Tribute Video

July 29, 2014

By now, you’ve likely seen the tribute video House Republicans made for Rep. Eric Cantor, who is stepping down as majority leader on Thursday after losing his primary earlier this year. Along with images of the Virginian purposefully talking, it has a musical score described best as cable television network commercial humble-brag about Emmy-winning programs.

Roll Call After Dark Documentary of the Week: 'Nixon by Nixon' (Video)

July 28, 2014

“Sometimes, I regret . . .,” President Richard M. Nixon intones at the beginning of the documentary “Nixon by Nixon: In His Own Words.” The voice trails off, leaving the viewer, or Nixon himself perhaps, to fill in the rest.

About That Do-Nothing Congress ... | Capitol Quip

July 27, 2014

The 113th Congress is on pace to be the least productive in modern memory. So what does a do-nothing Congress do on recess? This brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip captioning contest.

The Before Recess D.C. Bucket List

July 25, 2014

As recess approaches, it’s always useful to have a list of only-in-D.C. activities at the ready as one faces the prospect of time away from the capital, whether spent on the campaign trail, the beach or otherwise. So here you have it, the sample Roll Call After Dark before-recess bucket list.

Roll Call After Dark Quaff of the Week: 3 Stars Danny Greene

July 25, 2014

Cleveland has certainly gotten its props lately, scoring the 2016 Republican National Convention and the return of LeBron James to the Cavaliers. If one is looking for further evidence of Cleveland Rising, look no further than D.C.-based 3 Stars Brewing Company’s Danny Greene, an American Double/Imperial IPA.

Roll Call After Dark Tunes of the Week: 'The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou' Soundtrack

July 24, 2014

Portugese renditions of David Bowie, Ennio Morricone, Sven Libaek — the soundtrack of Wes Anderson’s 2004 film “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” has its own unique vibe.

Roll Call After Dark Book of the Week: 'Overwhelmed' by Brigid Schulte

July 23, 2014

“I’m a work in progress myself,” Bridgid Schulte, the author of “Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has The Time,” says. The Washington Post scribe is well aware of the pressure people are under, because she lives the same D.C. vida loca.

Roll Call After Dark Nosh of the Week: Jamaican Patties at Sunrise Caribbean Cuisine

July 22, 2014

Bring us your beef, chicken or vegetable Jamaican patty at Sunshine Caribbean Cuisine.

Back in the Beltway and Looking for a Capitol Hill Job

July 22, 2014

Sometimes it takes time away from D.C. to realize this is where you want to be. But how do you get back on the job market after you return? Hill Navigator discusses.

Congressional Baseball Game Box Score Tells a Tale

July 22, 2014

Hot off the presses comes the box score for the 53rd Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game, which tells a tale of offensive firepower and creative defensive statistics, combined with an attendance of 8,503 at Nationals Park.

Roll Call After Dark Documentary of the Week: 'Code Black'

July 21, 2014

Not for the faint of heart, “Code Black” by Ryan McGarry is a documentary about Los Angeles County’s emergency trauma center. Right off the bat it plunges the viewer into the most graphic elements of health care, as well as doctors’ concerns about how they can balance the optimism that led them to their profession with the brutal reality they face on a daily basis. McGarry, who was in his residency at County while he was filming the movie, is just one of the many doctors who make the movie hum along.

Chubbies' Gadsden Flag Shorts Bare All for Freedom

July 21, 2014

Just when you thought it was safe to wear shorts again, Chubbies — the uber-shortmaker of the fashion world — brings to you its Gadsden flag edition, a model of leg-baring boldness with its coiled snake and thigh-high “Don’t Tread on Me” motto.

Distractions Abound for Capitol Quip

July 20, 2014

Sometimes you have to take your medicine and go before Congress, like General Motors this past week. Until, of course, other events interfere and blow things a little off course. Which brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip captioning contest.

Sign of the Times For Capitol Quip

July 20, 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.

Roll Call After Dark Quaff of the Week: Dead Rise Summer Ale

July 18, 2014

If it’s summer in the capital region, it’s time for beer, crabs and Old Bay. And sometimes, it’s good to combine as many as possible in one package, such as Flying Dog Brewery’s Dead Rise Summer Ale.

Roll Call Book Club: We're Here to Make Sure You're Not 'Overwhelmed'

July 18, 2014

Theoretically, we still have the same 24 hours in a day our grandparents and their grandparents had. But it sure doesn’t feel like it. We’re “busy, busy, busy,” as the late, great Kurt Vonnegut Jr., wrote.

'Al The Pal' Could Get Air Force Facility Named After Him

July 18, 2014

Sen. Alan J. Dixon, the Illinois Democrat who died earlier this month, might have an Air Force facility at Scott AFB, a site near “Al the Pal’s” home of Belleville, Ill.

Roll Call After Dark Tunes of the Week: 'Women & Work' by Lucero

July 17, 2014

“Come on out tonight,” could be the unofficial motto for good-timing Memphis band Lucero, a band dedicated equally to touring and defying easy classification. Country? Sure. Punk? Why not. Roadhouse? Yeah.

Roll Call After Dark Book of the Week: 'National Pastime' by Barry Svrluga

July 16, 2014

Baseball’s All-Star Game break provides us with a respite from the churn of the 162-game regular season, as well as an opportunity to check out a great baseball book, Barry Svrluga’s “National Pastime.”

Roll Call After Dark Nosh of the Week: Curbside Cafe Chocolate Sprinkle Doughnut

July 15, 2014

Doughnuts from a place that made its bones on cupcakes? In the case of the chocolate-frosted, chocolate sprinkle fare at Curbside Cafe, the answer is yes.

Priorities, Priorities: In D.C., Yoga More Expensive, Beer More Available

July 14, 2014

How’s this for a city motto: Washington, D.C., where the yoga’s expensive and the beer is easy!

Congress Makes a Run For The Border | Capitol Quip

July 13, 2014

The humanitarian crisis at the Southern border has drawn not just migrants from Central America and Mexico, but members of Congress on fact-finding missions! Now we’ll get to the bottom of things. Which brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip captioning contest.

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