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Jason Dick is the interim editor for Roll Call. He was previously the publication's Capitol Hill editor, Heard on the Hill editor and House leadership editor. Prior to his time at Roll Call, he 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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Another Schumer for Washington to View

July 17, 2015

This could be a first for Washington: When someone refers to “Schumer,” it may now require clarification. The senator or the comedian?

A 'Pixels' Party at Atlas Arcade

July 16, 2015

Atlas Arcade, the H Street establishment that serves up healthy dollops of vintage arcade games, libations and nostalgia, is hosting a “Throwback Thursday Pixels Party,” a nod to the upcoming flick “Pixels” and featuring a Ms. Pacman and Donkey Kong tournament.

The Cross-Border Chaos of 'Cartel Land'

July 10, 2015

“Cartel Land” is not for the faint of heart, nor mind.

Major Owens Throws Shade #tbt

July 9, 2015

It was 25 years ago that HOH reported on what was one of the early rap performances by a member of Congress, when Rep. Major Owens, D-N.Y., threw some rhymes toward Rep. William Dannemeyer, R-Calif., for what the Californian said about Nelson Mandela.

An Appointment With 'The Exorcist' in Georgetown

July 7, 2015

As the Georgetown Sunset Cinema series gets underway Tuesday night with “St. Elmo’s Fire,” the organizers have announced the TBA part of the program on Aug. 4, which they had initially left open.

Landmark Signs Off on West End Cinema Sequel

July 7, 2015

The West End Cinema, shuttered suddenly in March, will be reanimated by Landmark Theaters on July 17, the latest incarnation for the Foggy Bottom venue’s movie spot.

The GOP Hunger Games

July 2, 2015

“They’ll have enough for an actual ‘Hunger Games.'”

When Nancy Invoked Tip ... Fair Comparison?

July 1, 2015

When House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was questioned about any retirement plans by CNBC’s John Harwood, she was having none of it, and invoked Democratic royalty, former Speaker Thomas J. “Tip” O’Neill, as a point of comparison. So is it a fair point to compare the two?

What a Good White House Pool Report Looks Like

July 1, 2015

“This is fun,” Caitlyn and Chloe Robinson told veteran White House reporter George E. Condon Jr., as relayed in Condon’s pool report on Wednesday, the first day tourists were able to take pictures (and selfies!) during a tour of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Jody Arlington Heads to SXSW

July 1, 2015

Jody Arlington, a veteran D.C. communications pro with years experience heading up publicity for the former SilverDocs Film Festival, is heading south by southwest to head up SXSW Film Press & Publicity, spreading the good word on the SXSW Film Conference & Festival. Next year’s festival runs in Austin, Tex., from March 11-19.

Fight Over Edmund Pettus Bridge Simmers

June 30, 2015

Alabama: It’s complicated.

Georgetown Goes All-D.C. for Sunset Cinema, Starting With 'St. Elmo's Fire'

June 29, 2015

Georgetown is practicing the cinematic equivalent of farm-to-table for its new Sunset Cinema outdoor movie series, and it gets things started with maybe the most Georgetowny movie of all time, “St. Elmo’s Fire,” just in time for the film’s 30th anniversary.

Harry Reid to Burning Man's Rescue?

June 26, 2015

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., wants the Bureau of Land Management to suck it up when it comes to Burning Man.

Mario Biaggi, Bronx Democrat Who Resigned in Scandal, Dies at 97

June 25, 2015

Former Rep. Mario Biaggi, a 10-term New York Democrat who resigned in scandal in 1988 and went to prison for a range of corruption crimes, died Wednesday. He was 97 years old.

Hot Enough for You?

June 24, 2015

As Capitol Hill endures the dog days of summer, it’s easy to forget how cold it can get here in the Mid-Atlantic. That’s why we’re amused by this archive photo from February 1958 of Capitol Police Sgt. G. Pendley standing in 18 inches of snow on the Capitol grounds. Perhaps unamused, he holds the previous day’s newspaper predicting a mere 3 inches of snowfall. Note the lines marked to crop the photo and help Roll Call’s layout staff as they were physically putting the newspaper together. You can see the end result below.

The Two Gentlemen of AFI Docs: Les Blank and Albert Maysles

June 22, 2015

Dead men tell no tales, the proverb goes. This year’s AFI Docs disproved the old-timey, noirish axiom, though, with documentaries by the late Les Blank and Albert Maysles highlighting a diverse and strong slate of films.

Screen on the Green 2015, With a Washington Focus

June 22, 2015

A menacing crop duster. An upside-down cruise liner. A machine threatening a way of life. A time-traveling DeLorean. Sounds like a good mix for the 2015 edition of Screen on the Green, the template and still reigning champ of Washington’s vibrant outdoor movie scene.

'An Evening With' Christopher Dodd

June 17, 2015

Former Sen. Christopher J. Dodd wanted to be president. He fell short, but now has what is widely regarded as the best job in Washington as head of the Motion Picture Association of America. And he seems to be having a blast.

In the Beginning, There Was Baseball

June 16, 2015

Since the first edition of Roll Call was published on June 16, 1955, a big part of the editorial mission has been chronicling life around Capitol Hill, what our founder Sid Yudain referred to as “our little community.”

AFI Docs Features Multiple Oscar Winners

June 16, 2015

AFI Docs gets underway Wednesday evening at the Newseum with “Best of Enemies,” a documentary feature by Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon. Neville, who won an Academy Award for best documentary feature for “Twenty Feet From Stardom,” in 2014, is just one of the Oscar winners in the film festival’s schedule.

Obama's Beer Was Cold, Yet Not Influential

June 12, 2015

Like any thoughtful guest dropping by unannounced, President Barack Obama brought some homebrews with him when he dropped by the 54th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game.

Congressional Baseball Game 2015: Year of the Tiebreaker?

June 11, 2015

The best American traits are represented in baseball, so it’s OK to expect America’s representatives to be at their best playing baseball.

#tbt: When the Congressional Baseball Game Broke the Gender Barrier

June 11, 2015

The 54th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game is Thursday, the latest iteration of a tradition dating to 1909. But it wasn’t until the 32nd annual outing that female members of Congress made their first appearance on the diamond, a milestone marked in our Aug. 2, 1993, game program by Tim Curran.

Among the People at Canal Park Movie Series

June 8, 2015

The Capitol Riverfront’s increasingly busy pace of life is bringing back its summertime complement of outdoor movies at Canal Park on Thursday nights, a cinematic interlude between the baseball game and the Metro, or for nearby residents, another backyard night-time activity option.

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