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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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Woman of Steel Decamps for Sanofi's Jersey Office | Downtown Moves

Jan. 28, 2014

Mary Kathryn Steel, known to many as the wife of Speaker John A. Boehner’s spokesman Michael Steel but a professional in her own right, has taken a new position as director of media relations and public affairs for pharmaceutical giant Sanofi.

Meet the New Boss at Demos | Downtown Moves

Jan. 27, 2014

Demos, the left-of-center economics think tank, announced Monday it has a new president, Heather C. McGhee. McGhee, currently Demos’ vice president of policy and outreach, starts March 10 and replaces Miles Rapoport, who is leaving the organization to head up Common Cause.

How Second-Term Presidents Scratch the 6-Year Itch

Jan. 27, 2014

Second-term presidents delivering their sixth State of the Union addresses take a variety of approaches: wonkiness, bragging about their accomplishments, distancing themselves from scandals, joking at their own expenses and/or commemorating American heroes.

MPAA Adds Another Hill Player: Patrick Kilcur | Downtown Moves

Jan. 27, 2014

Patrick Kilcur, most recently a Senate Republican floor assistant for Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., started his new gig at the Motion Picture Association of America on Monday, as vice president of government and regulatory affairs.

Pull Over for This Caption | Capitol Quip

Jan. 26, 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.

Calendar: Where to Tune Out SOTU Noise

Jan. 24, 2014

The president’s annual State of the Union address is one of those Washington things that takes over. But what if you don’t give a hoot about the SOTU and would prefer to catch some tunes that night?

The State of the Union, From Spencer Tracy to Ice Cube

Jan. 23, 2014

What do Spencer Tracy and Ice Cube have in common? They’ve both starred in movies titled “State of the Union,” albeit with minor differences.

Patton Boggs Retained for Chris Christie Bridge Fight | Downtown Moves

Jan. 23, 2014

Pooh-pooh the degree to which the George Washington Bridge scandal is affecting New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s presidential chances, but consider this: One of Washington’s most storied law firms has been retained to deal with the fallout.

Overheard: Louie Gohmert on 'These Young Women'

Jan. 23, 2014

“The left tried to say I was attacking single moms, and if you listen to what I said, the whole point was it bugged the fire outta me that these young women, and the stories were usually very, very similar, they got bored with high school, and somebody’d say, ‘Hey, drop out, the government will send you a check for every child you can have out of wedlock.’ They have one child, and they find out, that’s really not enough to live on, have another and another.”

Calendar: East Side King Meets Hitchcock and U.S. Royalty

Jan. 22, 2014

And how does one withstand the latest polar vortex assault? Hunker down, hang out, listen to music, watch movies, eat beet fries and hoist a few drinks.

Vote for Your Favorite Capitol Quip

Jan. 22, 2014

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

Overheard: Charm City Mayor Charms Cable News

Jan. 22, 2014

“Listen, I’m a big fan of the DNC chair. She has been a friend and a mentor and I was extremely flattered. It — it doesn’t feel much different. My daughter doesn’t think I’m much different.”

Archives Presents Film About Real Life 'Monuments Men'

Jan. 21, 2014

The National Archives, if it’s not under 10 feet of unmelted snow on Thursday, is showing a documentary about some of the real-life “Monuments Men” who helped safeguard Europe’s great art from the Nazis during World War II.

Howard Dean Pokes Fun at 'Dean Scream'

Jan. 20, 2014

It’s rare that a public figure can poke fun at himself. Rarer still to do so as a means of political fundraising. But former Vermont Gov. and Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean did just that, using the 10th anniversary of his full bull-goose looney “Yeeaarrgghh” speech after falling short in the Iowa caucuses to plug Democracy for America, the successor of his Dean for America organization.

AFI to Screen Epic 'King: A Filmed Record'

Jan. 16, 2014

In commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, the American Film Institute’s Silver Theater will screen the epic documentary “King: A Filmed Record . . . Montgomery to Memphis” on Monday, the federal holiday celebrating King’s legacy.

'The Square' Snags an Oscar Nod

Jan. 16, 2014

“The Square,” the documentary about the Egyptian revolution that opens in Washington, D.C., on Friday, secured an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Feature on Thursday morning.

Carol Browner Is in at 'Oceans 17' | Downtown Moves

Jan. 16, 2014

Former EPA Administrator Carol Browner joined the Global Ocean Commission this week, filling the spot on the international body vacated when John Podesta left to take his new position at the White House.

Five Quips in the Cupboard | Capitol Quip

Jan. 15, 2014

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

'The Square' Documents a Changing, Explosive and Hopeful Egypt

Jan. 15, 2014

“The Square,” a vivid documentary of the Egyptian revolution, lays bare some of civilization’s basic impulses: to express, interpret and document human experience, particularly in troubled times.

Is There an Echo in Here? Ben Finzel to Glen Echo Group | Downtown Moves

Jan. 14, 2014

Ben Finzel, a veteran communications specialist and former congressional and executive branch staffer, has joined Glen Echo Group as executive vice president.

From Cairo to the West End Cinema

Jan. 14, 2014

Talk about being in the moment! Karim Amer, producer of the documentary “The Square,” landed at Washington’s Dulles Airport late this afternoon from Cairo for a screening of his movie about the Egyptian revolution tonight at the West End Cinema at 2301 M St. NW.

Ode to Capitol Hill's Li'l Pub

Jan. 13, 2014

The Li’l Pub at 655 Pennsylvania Ave. SE closed its doors one week ago, but it’s still a sad sight to behold — its signage gone, along with another link to Capitol Hill’s gritty, working-class past.

Alpine Group Stocks Up on Hill Experience | Downtown Moves

Jan. 13, 2014

The Alpine Group, a top K Street firm, is adding two veteran operators with deep congressional staff experience, Lauren Bazel and Sheila Kennett.

Old Congressional Hubbard | Capitol Quip

Jan. 12, 2014

As the economy continues to send mixed messages (Unemployment is down! Yea! But only because people gave up looking for work! Boo!), what’s a Congress to do when it comes to extending long-term unemployment benefits? This brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

A Concurrent Resolution for the New Year | Capitol Quip

Jan. 12, 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.

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