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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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Hard Times for Capitol Hill Bars

April 1, 2014

It’s been a brutal few months for bar crawlers around Capitol Hill.

'Big Men' Asks the Big Questions

March 31, 2014

“Big Men,” the latest documentary from filmmaker Rachel Boynton, is a sprawling chronicle of oil discovery and development off the coast of West Africa, a tall enough order for any filmmaker. But Boynton — whose last film, “Our Brand is Crisis,” showed how American political consultants sell themselves, and their tactics, in other countries — wasn’t satisfied with just that.

Tommy Wells' Scarf Ad Wins Mayoral Fashion War

March 31, 2014

Win or lose in Tuesday’s D.C. Democratic mayoral primary, Ward 6 Councilman Tommy Wells has won the fashion ad wars.

Bruce Braley's Guide to Stepping in It | Capitol Quip

March 30, 2014

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, campaign gaffe season! Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, who is running for Senate, stepped into it with some impolitic comments about his home-state colleague, Republican Sen. Charles E. Grassley, being a farmer without a law degree. This brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

Quite a Workout for This Capitol Quip

March 30, 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: Time to Make Outdoor Plans, Finally

March 28, 2014

Amazing what a couple of days above freezing will do for everyone’s disposition!

Give us Your Weary, Your Tired Convention-Goers, Phoenix Says

March 28, 2014

PHOENIX — For convention delegates traumatized by long commutes, far-flung venues and disparate hotel options, the prospect of drama-free access this time around is highly appealing.

Shirtless Senators Take a Swing at These Capitol Quips!

March 26, 2014

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

Suns v. Wiz: Home Town and Adopted Home Town Hoops

March 26, 2014

This is a tough one: Whom to root for when your home town team (Phoenix Suns) take on your adopted home town team (Washington Wizards.)

Mark Halperin Swings by Roll Call Book Club

March 25, 2014

Mark Halperin, co-author of “Double Down: Game Change 2012,” swings by the Hill Center (921 Pennsylvania Ave. NE) Wednesday in a rescheduled Roll Call Book Club event that was snowed out last month.

Taking the Long View on Recess Week

March 17, 2014

PHOENIX — Monday’s snow is a reminder of why Major League Baseball long ago decamped for Arizona and Florida for its spring training schedule. With snow on the ground in Washington, Opening Day seems a long way away on the East Coast.

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?

D.C. — a Different Kind of Sell-Out

March 5, 2014

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

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.

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