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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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Lieberman Scores a Victory ... Chairmanship, That Is | Downtown Moves

Jan. 2, 2014

Former Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, I-Conn., continues to collect new titles as he starts his second year away from Congress. Victory Park Capital, a Chicago-based asset-management firm announced Thursday that Lieberman was coming aboard as chairman of its executive board.

Capitol Tourists Jump for Joy

Jan. 2, 2014

Ah, tourists. Sometimes they really are the lifeblood of the city. With Congress still in recess and many staffers using vacation time until things heat back up on Jan. 6, these visitors, spotted jumping for a photo on the East Front, injected a little life into an otherwise quiet Capitol campus on Thursday.

CATSCAN! Fever at Rock and Roll Hotel

Jan. 2, 2014

Panic about Friday’s impending snowstorm is starting to set in, as it so often does in Washington, but if you’re ready to brave a chilly or wet night out, the D.C. rock duo CATSCAN! is headlining a show at Rock and Roll Hotel.

Documentaries That Grabbed the Public Spotlight

Dec. 25, 2013

Documentary films are a kind of step-child in both Hollywood and Washington, D.C. Everyone gives lip service to how important they are, but the films themselves are ultimately lucky to get attention.

Merry Capitol Quip Christmas

Dec. 22, 2013

Merry Christmas and happy holidays from Capitol Quip! No caption contest this week. Enjoy the season!

Take It or Leave It | Capitol Quip

Dec. 22, 2013

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.

Herseth Sandlin Takes Her Talent to the Bank | Downtown Moves

Dec. 19, 2013

Democratic Former Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, who moved back to South Dakota last year to become general counsel at Raven Industries in Sioux Falls, keeps moving farther away from electoral politics. She was just appointed to be a director on the board of CoBank, a cooperative bank.

Overheard: Michael Grimm's Marine Corps

Dec. 19, 2013

“This is not the Marine Corps that I know and love.”

What's Behind Door Number 3? | Capitol Quip

Dec. 18, 2013

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

AFI's Salute to the Political Peter O'Toole

Dec. 18, 2013

The late Peter O’Toole was most widely known for his star turn in “Lawrence of Arabia,” a masterful interpretation of British officer T.E. Lawrence’s Middle East adventures during World War I. But O’Toole excelled in another political role, that of England’s King Henry II in “The Lion in Winter,” and the American Film Institute’s Silver Theater is showing it next week. If you think there’s dysfunction and division in Washington, watch and learn the snakepit that was the English court that Henry presided over in the 12th century. No one could deliver weary but vicious lines with a sly smile like O’Toole.

FCC Gets a New Voice in Congress | Downtown Moves

Dec. 17, 2013

Sara Morris, the incoming acting director of the Federal Communications Commission‘s office of legislative affairs, shouldn’t be surprised if members of Congress ring her soon about the agency’s new rule clearing the way for cellphone use on airplanes.

One Last Press Club Party for Sid Yudain

Dec. 16, 2013

Sid Yudain got in one last party at his beloved National Press Club, as his family, friends and colleagues celebrated the late Roll Call founder’s life, achievements and love of a good party on Dec. 14.

Jack Rose Gets in on Anchorman Boom with Scotchy Scotch Scotch Soiree

Dec. 16, 2013

Ah, scotch. If “Anchorman” and its coming-soon sequel “Anchorman 2″ have done anything, it’s bring the wonders of what Ron Burgundy referred to as scotchy scotch scotch to light.

Let's Make a Capitol Quip!

Dec. 15, 2013

Whoa, now! Contrary to the customary potshots over taxes, spending and everything in-between, House Republicans, led by Budget Chairman Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, and Senate Democrats, led by Budget Chairwoman Patty Murray of Washington, struck a deal on a long-overdue budget resolution. Despite some misgivings on both the left and right, it showed the art of compromise isn’t dead in Washington. Or is it?

Some Cheese, Some Whine, Some Capitol Quip

Dec. 15, 2013

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 American Dream Deferred, Starring Christian Bale

Dec. 13, 2013

Christian Bale might be Batman to many, thanks to Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” trilogy, but his current slate of movies show an actor exploring the dark side of the American Dream. He’s not a superhero in either one, but he helps tell unique stories of resonance.

'Tough Dames in Satin Slips' Film Series Wraps

Dec. 13, 2013

Hill Center is wrapping up its “Tough Dames in Satin Slips” series of pre-Hays Code movies Friday night with the 1931 underworld thriller “The Public Enemy,” starring Jean Harlow and Jimmy Cagney. This is is the flick that gave us the iconic scene of Cagney’s Tom Powers smushing a grapefruit into Mae Clarke’s face at breakfast.

Hello! Judd Gregg Must Be Going | Downtown Moves

Dec. 12, 2013

Well, that was quick. Not quite seven months after being tapped as CEO of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, former Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., is stepping down.

Five Tasty Morsels | Capitol Quip

Dec. 11, 2013

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

Weird Film History at National Archives

Dec. 11, 2013

One of Hollywood’s least favorable moments got the once-over at the National Archives on Wednesday when author Ben Urwand discussed his book, “The Collaboration” at the Archives’ William G. McGowan Theater downtown.

What to Watch: The Lists for the AFI Awards 2013

Dec. 9, 2013

Wondering how to spend precious cinema/television/couch potato time? The American Film Institute is there for you, having announced its official selections of AFI Awards 2013, the 10 movies and 10 television programs it thinks everyone should check out.

Holiday Partying, the Washington Way | Capitol Quip

Dec. 8, 2013

‘Tis the season for celebrating holiday cheer, as long as you don’t sit down with a plate and silverware! With the holiday party season in full swing, members of Congress and staffers get to socialize — as long as they don’t break any ethics guidelines, that is. This all brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

Dolcezza Gelato Tasting Room's Grand Opening

Dec. 6, 2013

The latest entry in the turnaround of the Brentwood/Ivy City area will include a spot to taste gelato and coffee, surely two of the greatest human creations to grace the planet. Seriously, could anyone have foreseen 10 years ago that a gelato joint would take up residence in this neighborhood?

Calendar: A Guide to Capital Cold-Weather Survival

Dec. 6, 2013

Eat, read, drink and watch movies. Sounds like a pretty good week.

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