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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

School's Out for Veteran Lobbyist | Downtown Moves

Dec. 5, 2013

Michael A. Resnick, who has spent the past 44 years lobbying for the National School Boards Association, has retired. The NSBA’s associated executive director for federal advocacy and public policy turned in his attendance card for the last time at the end of November.

Marion Nestle at Roll Call Book Club Tonight

Dec. 5, 2013

Writer and public health activist Marion Nestle drops by CQ Roll Call HQ tonight for the finale of 2013′s Roll Call Book Club. She’ll be discussing her latest book, “Eat Drink Vote,” a brisk and funny read about food politics that helps make its message with political cartoons.

Coming to a Theater Near You: More Silent Films?

Dec. 4, 2013

The years have not been kind to the early Hollywood films of the silent era, but if a congressionally mandated report has any sway, the public might get to see more of these cultural treasures.

Def-Con 5 Captions | Capitol Quip

Dec. 4, 2013

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

Whose District Is It Anyway?

Dec. 3, 2013

The first years after the decennial redistricting can be confusing for everyone. Case in point? Consider the situation of our CQ Roll Call colleague Frank Oliveri, a Bronx, N.Y., native who was talking Tuesday with Rep. Charles B. Rangel, D-N.Y., about the weekend’s deadly Metro North train crash.

Joe Grano, a One-of-a-Kind Washington Advocate

Dec. 3, 2013

I’m going to miss Joe Grano’s pitches. The Washington activist was a bare-knuckle brawler for varied causes, from historic preservation to D.C. citizens’ representation, and he knew how to get his message across with panache.

In Washington, It's Walesa-Mania

Dec. 3, 2013

Washingtonians and Polandphiles will get not one but at least two chances to see the new film “Walesa, Man of Hope,” the story of how Lech Walesa went from working-class hero to chairman of the National Committee of Solidarity to Nobel laureate to president of a democratic Poland.

Calendar: Holiday Cheer and Some Alternatives

Dec. 2, 2013

So long, Thanksgiving. Hello, holiday party season! This week the Senate may be away, but the festivities are in play, starting with the lighting of the Capitol Christmas Tree at 5 p.m. Tuesday on the West Front and the Capitol Hill Chanukah Celebration at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Capitol’s Mansfield Room.

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