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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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Sept. 5, 2014

Short Cuts

Roll Call After Dark Tunes of The Week: The Atlas Brew Works Celebrates 1 Year

Sept. 4, 2014

Local beer makers Atlas Brew Works is celebrating its one-year on Saturday with a fiesta at its Ivy City HQ, complete with its signature beers, local foods and live music from area bands the Bumper Jacksons, Sunwolf and Baltimore-based Unstable Heights.

Roll Call After Dark Book of the Week: 'Dreamland' by Charles Bowden and Alice Leora Briggs

Sept. 3, 2014

Charles Bowden, the desert journalist who provided a view of Americas borderlands that was compelling, terrifying and beautiful, died on Aug. 30, leaving a legacy of dark visions and dark journeys that came together in vivid form in 2010′s Dreamland: The Way Out of Juarez.

Roll Call After Dark Nosh of the Week: Captain Cookie's Ice Cream Sandwich

Sept. 2, 2014

Summers latest loosing of heat and sun is a vivid reminder of the importance of eating ice cream. Captain Cookie & the Milkman food truck provides a tasty ice cream delivery system: two cookies of your choice with an ice cream of your choice in between. A sandwich, if you please.

Overheard: Tammy Duckworth on Being Discreet About IVF Treatments

Sept. 2, 2014

Being in the job I have, it was really hard to keep it, you know, very quiet.

Jesse Bentons Grammar Error of Biblical Proportions

Sept. 2, 2014

Before Jesse Benton added chapters to the Book of James, he committed a grievous grammatical sin.

Overheard: GOP Commendation, Not Condemnation, for Obama

Aug. 29, 2014

I think the president is being commendably cautious here about being involved in the middle of a Syrian civil war.

Congressional Cemetery's Day of the Dog: It Could Get Ruff

Aug. 29, 2014

Congressional Cemetery will help usher out the dogs days of summer with its Day of the Dog, welcoming local breweries, food trucks, dogs and the people who serve them on Saturday.

Roll Call After Dark Book of the Week: 'Soul Food' by Adrian Miller

Aug. 28, 2014

Former White House aide Adrian Miller started writing his book Soul Food, The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine One Plate at a Time, in humble circumstances, but it wasnt long before the James Beard Foundation Book Award winner took it to another level. We should have soul food in space, he said of a sit-down hed had with folks about NASA.

Roll Call After Dark Nosh of the Week: Tastease Midi Doughnuts

Aug. 27, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. There is more to the Nutmeg States capital city than the insurance industry, homes that Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe used to live in and heartbroken Whalers fans. There are doughnuts.

Overheard: Rep. Steve Cohen on Guns

Aug. 26, 2014

A lot of people in America like guns.

Roll Call After Dark Documentary of the Week: 'The War Room'

Aug. 26, 2014

Once upon a time, in a political galaxy not so far away, George Stephanopoulos was not the host of Good Morning America and James Carville was not a cable television combatant.

Roll Call After Dark Documentary of the Week: 'Road Scholar'

Aug. 11, 2014

Its August, when many people take vacation and are lured by the open road. Road Scholar, Roger Weisbergs 1993 chronicle of Andrei Codrescus journey across America in a red Cadillac, is the perfect documentary to illustrate what could lay ahead: fast food, kitschy motels, machine guns and an exploration of what it means to be an American.

#flashbackfriday: Even Nixon Was Young Once

Aug. 8, 2014

As the 40th anniversary of President Richard M. Nixons Aug. 9 resignation nears, the image of the 37th president is often one of a haggard, jowly chief executive, hanging by his fingernails as the world caves in on him. So its worth noting, as this photograph of the 1953 inaugural program shows, that Nixon, being sworn in as Dwight D. Eisenhowers vice president, didnt always look tired.

Roll Call After Dark Quaff of The Week: B3K Black Lager by Wynkoop Brewing Co.

Aug. 8, 2014

DENVER Its not what the president drinks when he visits Wynkoop Brewing Co., but its still a great beer worth a quaff: B3K Black Lager.

Overheard: Ed Perlmutter Lathers a Snowboard

Aug. 7, 2014

We arent afraid to try new things, and that has given us great traction.

Roll Call After Dark Tunes of the Week: 'San Clemente's Not The Same,' by Barbara Foster (Video)

Aug. 7, 2014

Is anything the same post-Nixon? Not really. But singer Barbara Foster was one of the first to put such sentiment to words and tunes when she released her song San Clementes Not The Same (Mr. Nixon, Youre To Blame), in 1969, bemoaning the effect of President Richard Nixons taking up part-time residence in the picturesque California beach town.

#tbt: Richard Nixon Smiles! With Roll Call's Mort Kondracke

Aug. 7, 2014

President Richard Nixon had a life after leaving the presidency on Aug. 9, 1974, and part of it can be glimpsed in this undated-but-most-definitely-post-1970s pic from the Roll Call archives with our own Morton M. Kondracke, former executive editor and current contributing editor. Not to look too much into it, but Nixon looks relaxed, smiling even.

Overheard: Jared Polis Steps In It Back Home

Aug. 6, 2014

I stepped into a void and tried to move the issue forward. Next time we do this, itll be a people-powered initiative.

Roll Call After Dark Book of the Week: 'Watergate' by Thomas Mallon

Aug. 6, 2014

Watergate, a novel by Thomas Mallon, is a hoot, a fictional interpretation of the political saga that ended the presidency of Richard M. Nixon and irrevocably altered the lives of those around him, not to mention the American political system.

Roll Call After Dark Nosh of the Week: Canolis From Lechugas Italian Restaurant and Lounge

Aug. 5, 2014

DENVER Here in what used to be called North Denver then Highlands, then LoHi theres a restaurant that does something that feeds the masses in an exemplary way, combining Italian and Mexican influences to produce a savory canoli.

Who's the Fairest Nixon of Them All?

Aug. 4, 2014

President Richard Nixon resigned the presidency on Aug. 9, 1974, capping off a political career and providing writers, historians and filmmakers creative fodder the likes of which Shakespeare would have drooled over.

Roll Call After Dark Documentary of the Week: 'Our Nixon'

Aug. 4, 2014

The Aug. 9 40th anniversary of President Richard M. Nixons resignation is almost upon us, and its being accompanied by the recent releases of archival material and re-interpretations of the 37th president that portray Nixon as more than just a disgraced caricature.

Roll Call After Dark Quaff of the Week: Graham Cracker Porter From Denver Beer Company

Aug. 4, 2014

DENVER When at 5,280 feet elevation, drink Denver Beer Companys Graham Cracker Porter. On what passes for a hot day here in Americas mile high city (90 degrees, no humidity, not a cloud in the sky), DBCs headliner beer is the way to go. The brewery describes their creation this way: Like a campfire in a glass, this robust beauty has seductive notes of vanilla, smoked cedar, and mulling spices. A dark pour with mild lacing, she is a rollercoaster of lush chocolate diving into a semi-dry finish of roasted malt and biscuit. Its hard to add to that, except to say that it goes down way too easy. The dog friendly, relaxed vibe reminds everyone that drinking beer on a summer day is a communal thing.

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