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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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Physicist Bliss: First Pi Day, Next 'Particle Fever' Movie

March 14, 2014

Physicists have a lot to cheer about these days. First comes the mathematical/pastry part of the equation. Then comes the celluloid/digital celebration of their efforts.

Another Capitol Hill Dive Takes a Dive: Pour House to Close

March 13, 2014

It’s about to get harder to find a grubby place for a beer on Capitol Hill. The Pour House at 319 Pennsylvania Ave. SE will close its doors on April 30, Tim Ebner of the Washington City Paper’s Young and Hungry blog reports.

Five Ways to Cut Off the Mic | Capitol Quip

March 12, 2014

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

Washington Jewish Film Festival Moves Forward

March 11, 2014

No rest for the weary! The 24th annual Washington Jewish Film Festival just wrapped this past weekend, but planning for next year’s festival is already under way.

Erica Elliott, Passionate About Derivatives and Kazimir Malevich | Downtown Moves

March 10, 2014

It’s rare to find someone who is equally passionate about derivatives and modern art in the public policy world. Erica Elliott, formerly communications director for House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and most recently policy adviser at Crowell & Moring’s public policy group, is that rare person.

Spelling Retirement Any Way They Can | Capitol Quip

March 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.

Sid Yudain, Roll Call Founder, Laid to Rest

March 7, 2014

ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, Va. — Before he was Sid Yudain, founder and publisher of Roll Call newspaper, he was TEC 5 Sidney Lawrence Yudain, Detached Enlisted Men’s List, United States Army. The World War II veteran who died on Oct. 20, 2013, was laid to rest at the military’s hallowed ground here on Friday, interred at Columbarium 9, Section N26, Row 3, Niche 2.

Roll Call Round Table: After Cummings-Issa Dust-Up, a Look Back at Nasty House Fights

March 7, 2014

Just how nasty was the brouhaha between Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa and ranking member Elijah E. Cummings, anyway? And how did the resulting floor fight over a resolution to rap Issa on the knuckles compare to other partisan stunts?

These are questions that came up Thursday morning in our editorial meeting as Congressional Black Caucus members put forth the measure, and once we got going, the stories started flying. Bill Thomas crying! Nancy Pelosi turning out the lights and locking the House chamber! The days when legislative spats were settled with fisticuffs! Sure, partisan rancor these days is bad, but things have definitely been worse.

Calendar: Richard III Gets a Reprieve, Roll Call Heads South by Southwest

March 7, 2014

Need to catch the retelling of one of Shakespeare’s seminal histories? How about the cinema of peace and war in the Middle East? Or how about a trip down South, by Southwest?

Five Letters for Capitol Quip's Retirement Bingo

March 5, 2014

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

Overheard: Joe Wilson's West Africa Ties

March 5, 2014

“And, well, if [AFRICOM] ever relocates to the continental United States, Charleston, South Carolina comes to mind. With military facilities and — we also have a shared culture with West Africa, so there’s a relationship which is very positive.”

D.C. — a Different Kind of Sell-Out

March 5, 2014

Washington has sold out. Want evidence? Try going to a concert.

Snow Can't Keep Down D.C. Movie Houses

March 3, 2014

Winter’s latest broadside to Washington has notched another snow day for the government and local schools, but hasn’t managed to totally shut down the movies, which is good news for moviegoers looking to catch up on Oscar contenders and winners that might have eluded them so far.

Levick Becomes Purple Nation People Eaters | Downtown Moves

March 3, 2014

Well, bless my soul, rock and roll, looks like the good folks at Levick have acquired Purple Nation Solutions, the keystone communications firm founded by crisis manager maven Lanny Davis and former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele. Levick decided to become Purple Nation people eaters because “their approach perfectly embodies Levick’s view of how to build consensus and communicate trust,” Levick President Mark Irion said in a statement announcing the acquisition.

D.C. Jewish Film Festival Has Hill in Mind

Feb. 28, 2014

The 24th annual Washington Jewish Film Festival is under way, with a full slate of films airing through March 9 at area venues and a series of talks at the Library of Congress for cinephiles on their lunch break.

After Snow Delay, Frederic Frommer Ready to Talk Baseball Again

Feb. 27, 2014

You’ve heard of rain delays in baseball, but Frederic Frommer, author of “You Gotta Have Heart: A History of Washington Baseball From 1859 to the 2012 National League East Champions,” got to experience that rarest of things, a snow delay.

Five Captions Want to Medal for This Week's Capitol Quip

Feb. 26, 2014

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

'The Act of Killing' on a Grand Stage

Feb. 26, 2014

“Well, what can you say after that?” Sen. Tom Udall asked after the screening of “The Act of Killing” at the Library of Congress’ Mary Pickford Theater. The film by Joshua Oppenheimer, nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, examines the lives of the perpetrators of Indonesia’s mass killings of dissidents in 1965-1966, many of whom still occupy places of power and prestige in the world’s fourth-largest country.

PhRMA Gets Charles Clapton | Downtown Moves

Feb. 26, 2014

Charles M. Clapton, a veteran Capitol Hill health aide who’s spent the last year at Hogan Lovells, is heading to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America as senior vice president, federal advocacy, the trade group announced Tuesday.

Jody Arlington Makes Leap From AFI to IFP

Feb. 26, 2014

Jody Arlington, the veteran communications hand for the American Film Institute’s AFI Docs documentary film festival, has a new gig in New York, where she’ll be the director of communications for the Independent Filmmaker Project.

John Dingell, Ready to Sell the Bear's Hide

Feb. 24, 2014

Rep. John D. Dingell, D-Mich., and Roll Call have grown together on Capitol Hill, having both arrived in 1955. Now, with Dingell announcing his plans to retire at the end of the 113th Congress, it’s worth noting that over the half-century-plus of his tenure, he has remained remarkably consistent in his larger-than-life presence, coupled with his love of blunt, saucy language. This just so happens to fit right into HOH’s wheelhouse.

John Dingell — Young Whipper Snapper

Feb. 24, 2014

Rep. John D. Dingell, D-Mich., has been around Congress so long, it’s easy to forget he was once the youngest member of the House. But we have proof, as can be seen in this image from the Jan. 10, 1957, edition of Roll Call, that the dean of the House was once among its cubs.

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