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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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Stories by Jason Dick:

Overheard: Gohmert and Holder, Buddies Forever

May 21, 2014

“He called me his buddy. It’s a term of endearment.”

Georgetown Cupcake; or, the Wait

May 19, 2014

Call me cupcake skeptical. Some days ago — never mind how long precisely — having little or nothing to do on a Saturday, and nothing particular to interest me otherwise, I thought I would stand in line at the original Georgetown Cupcake.

A Monumental Capitol Quip

May 18, 2014

The Washington Monument has reopened! Gone are the structural problems caused by the 2011 earthquake. Back are, well, elevator problems. That brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

Pick a Scandal, Any Scandal | Capitol Quip

May 18, 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 Coveted Roll Call Cup, or Golf in the Capital

May 16, 2014

“This crowd has gone deadly silent, a Cinderella story outta nowhere. Former greenskeeper and now about to become the Masters champion. . . . He’s on his final hole. He’s about 455 yards away, he’s gonna hit about a 2-iron I think. . . . It’s in the hole!”

AFI DOCS to Begin With Hal Holbrook, End With Roger Ebert

May 15, 2014

AFI DOCS, the American Film Institute’s documentary film festival, announced its opening and closing night shows on Thursday — they’ll focus on some serious Americana in the form of Hal Holbrook (and his long-time Mark Twain show) and the late, great film critic Roger Ebert.

Calendar: Roll Call Book Club Scours 'HRC'

May 12, 2014

Are you or your boss on an enemies list? It’s not as paranoid as you might think to wonder.

Benghazi and IRS Are So Hot | Capitol Quip

May 11, 2014

In case you missed it, Obamacare is so out. Benghazi and contempt charges against former IRS official Lois Lerner are totally in. That brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

How Congress Is Like a Doughnut | Capitol Quip

May 11, 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.

#TBT: A Series of Hits and Misses

May 8, 2014

It's hard to believe, but Team HOH was actually entrusted with giving a presentation at the CQ Roll Call annual meeting recently.

How did it go? Well, we're still employed (so far). Helping us out in our series of one-liners was ace Roll Call video editor JM Rieger, who wove together the following video that demonstrated that we at HOH will always have plenty of material to work with, as long as Congress is in session. In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, let's take a look.

#TBT: A Series of Hits and Misses (Video)

May 8, 2014

It’s hard to believe, but Team HOH was actually entrusted with giving a presentation at the CQ Roll Call annual meeting recently.

Rock & Roll Hotel Turning Japanese With Movie Offerings

May 7, 2014

Drinking/music venue Rock & Roll Hotel is offering a slate of Sunday night movies on their rooftop deck, and, perhaps inspired by The Vapors’ “Turning Japanese,” they’re going with a Japan-animation-themed slate.

Vote For Your Favorite Capitol Doughnut Quip

May 7, 2014

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

Cory Booker, Rosa DeLauro Headline FED UP Screening on the Hill

May 6, 2014

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., will be on hand at the Capitol Visitor Center on Wednesday evening to herald a screening of “FED UP,” a documentary about the obesity epidemic and its causes.

Nelson Mullins Mourns Ex-Rep. Butler Derrick

May 6, 2014

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, which tapped the late Rep. Butler Derrick to open its Washington office in 2004, is mourning the South Carolina Democrat, who died Monday at age 77.

Wisdom Gets a Case of the Mondays

May 5, 2014

As Kurt Vonnegut would say, “Goodbye, Blue Monday!” Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, Wisdom cocktail bar on Capitol Hill has decided to start opening on Mondays.

Cliven Bundy's Manifest Destiny | Capitol Quip

May 4, 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.

Under the 6,100-Pound Doughnut | Capitol Quip

May 4, 2014

The Capitol is about to undergo extensive renovation to restore the iconic Dome and Rotunda, and workers have installed a massive 6,100-pound doughnut to make sure debris doesn’t get all over the place, hitting members, tourists and staffers. That brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

Calendar: A Tale of Congressional Taste Buds

May 2, 2014

It was the best of food, it was the worst of food, it was the age of pepperoni rolls, it was the age of cherry cobbler, it was the epoch of apigigi, it was the epoch of chimichangas, it was the season of bacon, it was the season of Italian beef, it was the spring of pear tarts, it was the winter of shrimp and grits. Basically, it’s time for Taste of America.

'Fading Gigolo' and the Economics of Gentrification

May 2, 2014

John Turturro’s low-key ode to old-school New York, “Fading Gigolo,” arrives in Washington at a weird time, opening amid the glitz of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner and the unofficial start of the summer blockbuster movie season.

Air and Space Museum Shows Off New Planetarium Projection System

April 30, 2014

Something new, something old. The Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum on the National Mall has both at its newly renovated planetarium.

Mica Says D.C. Marijuana Decriminalization Creates Potential Conflict

April 30, 2014

House Republicans will single out the District’s marijuana decriminalization bill during a May 8 hearing of the Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations .

Overheard: Kissing Congressman 'Respectfully Disagrees'

April 29, 2014

“I do not feel it’s in my constituents’ best interest to leave them without representation for the second time in less than a year.”

Tourism Most Fowl: DC Ducks

April 28, 2014

The people who make their lives in Washington exist in sometimes uneasy concert with the tourists who journey here year-round to see the nation’s capital and its attendant attractions: museums, monuments, government edifices.

In places like the Capitol or the National Mall, these two tribes occupy the same space. But on ventures like the DC Ducks tour, never the twain shall meet.

But what if they did?

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