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Jason Dick

Bio:

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 .

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.

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?

Tourism Most Fowl: DC Ducks

April 28, 2014

I have never met a self-respecting Washingtonian who has taken a DC Ducks tour.

Reviews in for Grimm's Healthalicious, and They're Not Good

April 28, 2014

Rep. Michael G. Grimm is in a heap of trouble over his involvement in the New York City restaurant Healthalicious, a fast-food joint on the Upper East Side he operated before being elected to Congress. The feds have indicted him over what they say are unsavory payroll practices.

Mooving Right Along, on Capitol Quip

April 27, 2014

Cliven Bundy is hot now, proving that all you have to do to become an icon is not pay your grazing fees and have some interesting views on job training! That brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

Kathleen Sebelius *Wink-Wink-Heart* Capitol Quip

April 27, 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: How Will Life After Leibovich Affect the WHCD?

April 25, 2014

It is the year of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner AL 1, or one year After Leibovich. While he wasn’t the first, Mark Leibovich’s “This Town” skewered the event and its accompanying cocktail parties, brunches and satellite offerings so hard that it’s worth wondering whether life at Nerd Prom will be different.

Hark! C-SPAN (User Generated Content) Gets Harkin's Name Wrong

April 25, 2014

We all get it wrong once in a while, even our friends at C-SPAN. Sen. Tom Harkin? or Tom Harken? Eh, he’s retiring anyway.

Five Sebelius Slogans Ready for Rollout | Capitol Quip

April 23, 2014

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

DC Ducks Meets Roll Call After Dark

April 23, 2014

“There’s a lot of things you can do wrong,” said Capt. Bob, the DC Ducks skipper responsible for 19 souls in the “Rubber Duck” as it glided along the waterways of the Potomac, with Roll Call After Dark at the wheel.

Calendar: 10 Years of Sixth & I, Poetic Justice at Hill Center

April 21, 2014

Happy “Sixth and I Day,” Washington! To celebrate 10 years since the synagogue at 600 I St. NW was re-dedicated as the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, not just as a center of worship but a venue for music and other cultural and community events, the District has proclaimed Tuesday as “Sixth & I Day.”

Dearest, Dearest Colleague | Capitol Quip

April 21, 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.

Is Sebelius Ready for Another Rollout? | Capitol Quip

April 21, 2014

Will she or won’t she? That was the question for Kathleen Sebelius, former Kansas governor, Health and Human Services secretary and potential Senate candidate back in the Sunflower State. That brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

Shunned Superheroes at Capitol Reflecting Pool

April 18, 2014

Awesome Con made a valiant effort to break the world record for assembled superheroes on Friday at the Capitol Reflecting Pool, but fell short.

The Congressman and the Sweet Onion Queen

April 18, 2014

These are the pictures we live for at HOH. Hats off to our own Bill Clark, whose full caption is something we simply cannot improve upon: ”Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., poses for photos with 2014 Miss Georgia Sweet Onion Sarah DeLoach at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher’s pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014. A crowd of more than one thousand law enforcement, government officials and guests from across the state of Georgia gathered to enjoy BBQ and Brunswick stew at the annual event.”

Potomac Video Closing, the Last of a Breed

April 16, 2014

The last Potomac Video storefront, a once-sprawling regional video rental empire, will be closing its Avalon location at 5536 Connecticut Ave. NW at the end of May.

Five Quips for Cherry Blossom Hanky Panky | Capitol Quip

April 16, 2014

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

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