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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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'O' Boy: 'Bedlam' in Inhofe's Office

Dec. 5, 2014

What’s orange and crimson and Oklahoma all over?

The Congressional Baseball Game and the Spartans at Thermopylae

Dec. 4, 2014

Here’s something you don’t see every day in the Congressional Record: a subhead titled, “The Spartans at Thermopylae.”

'Remote Area Medical' — a Documentary Whose Subject Is No Longer Remote

Dec. 2, 2014

“If I’d made this movie, I’d have screwed it up,” said Stan Brock, the founder of Remote Area Medical and a man with nearly a half-century of film experience.

Congressional Baseball Game Scheduled for June

Dec. 1, 2014

Mark your calendar: The 54th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game is scheduled for June 11.

HOH Word of the Week: Congressionalist

Dec. 1, 2014

“Congressionalist: One who believes the U.S. Congress should have wide-ranging power.”

A Tale of Two Handshakes

Dec. 1, 2014

Taking pictures at a political event is hard.

Changing of the Capitol Quip Guard

Nov. 30, 2014

Much of the drama in the Senate the last few years has centered around the way Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has run the place. Well, with the changing of the majority after November’s elections, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., will get his chance to show how he’ll manage the place beginning in January. That brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

Word of the Week: Bold

Nov. 24, 2014

“Bold: A politician’s most common description of their own or their party’s proposals. It manages to be a punchy, optimistic-sounding break with conventional thinking and deliberately vague all at once.”

To Trot or Not to Trot

Nov. 24, 2014

Staying put in Washington for the Thanksgiving holiday has its perks. No airport waiting lines. No captivity on I-95. A relaxed, convivial atmosphere. That’s good to keep in mind when arriving amid the forecasted snow and cold at Freedom Plaza for the 2014 Trot for Hunger 5K race.

Capitol Quip's Thanksgiving Pardon

Nov. 23, 2014

It’s a short week, so Capitol Quip’s captioning contest is taking a break and wishing a happy Thanksgiving to all with RJ Matson’s take on the annual presidential turkey pardoning ritual.

Elephants Stampede Capitol Quip

Nov. 23, 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.

Who Still Has a BlackBerry?

Nov. 21, 2014

Thanks to the White House press corps, we might have found the most high-profile person who still has a BlackBerry: Barack Obama.

Decoding the Sometimes Mystifying Vocabulary of Politics

Nov. 19, 2014

Have you ever found yourself walking back a dog whistle on the basis of a Washington handshake? Sometimes the political world’s vocabulary is otherworldly. In those cases, “Dog Whistles, Walk-Backs & Washington Handshakes: Decoding the Jargon, Slang and Bluster of American Political Speech,” is here to help.

Hiking Arizona's Gabe Zimmerman Trail

Nov. 18, 2014

DAVIDSON CANYON, Ariz. — The bike rack at the Gabe Zimmerman Trailhead here is a twisted oxidized metal coil molded to look like a rattlesnake. It’s a small bit of whimsy amid a majestic part of the 800-plus-mile Arizona Trail dedicated to the victims of a dark chapter in the Grand Canyon State’s history.

Capitol Quip Dances in the End Zone

Nov. 16, 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.

The GOP's Midterm Elephant Walk | Capitol Quip

Nov. 16, 2014

The ending to “The Candidate,” a movie about a fictional senatorial campaign in California, offers a small lesson to the 2014 midterm victors. In it, Sen.-elect Bill McKay (Robert Redford) says this after his victory is sealed: “Now what do we do?” That brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

Congressional Baseball Game Players Designated for Assignment

Nov. 12, 2014

Baseball’s offseason can be quite cruel. Events that take place far from the baseball diamond alter rosters and the fortunes of teams. So it goes with the Nov. 4 elections, which bumped two incumbent members of Congress who won’t be back for the 54th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game this coming summer.

Capitol Quip Presents: You Make the Call

Nov. 12, 2014

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

GOP Expands The Red Zone | Capitol Quip

Nov. 9, 2014

On Nov. 4, the Republican Party drubbed Democrats nationwide, expanding the GOP’s reach across the map. That brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

Brother, Can You Spare a Capitol Quip?

Nov. 9, 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.

Meet the Wipeout Caucus: Republicans Who Didn't Catch the Wave

Nov. 7, 2014

Sometimes you catch the wave. Sometimes the wave, um, doesn’t let you catch it? Crashes down on you before you can catch it?

Party Like It's 1844

Nov. 7, 2014

An ambitious Kentucky lawmaker. A president mistrusted by his own party. Texas taking on an outsize role in Congress. Is this 2014, with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell waiting gleefully to seize the majority, President Barack Obama under withering criticism from Democrats marooned in the minority and Lone Star Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz ready to take up spheres of influence in the Senate?

Tight-Knit Illinois Democrats Mourning Again, This Time for Lane Evans

Nov. 6, 2014

It’s been a rough year for western Illinois Democrats. On Wednesday, former Rep. Lane Evans, a Rock Island native who represented the 17th District for 12 terms, died at the age of 63. His death is one of three recently for a tightly connected political group.

Exit Polls: Congress Not Held in High Regard

Nov. 5, 2014

Congress, consider the American public skeptical.

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