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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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Flying Solo on Capitol Quip

Sept. 22, 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.

Overheard: This Is Your Brain on Baked and Wired

Sept. 16, 2014

“Could you put me back on hold? I’ll hang up in a bit, but I really like your hold music.”

All in a 'Last Days' Work for Rory Kennedy

Sept. 16, 2014

“My brother Chris says I make two kinds of films: depressing and really depressing. So, that may be my range,” Rory Kennedy says, laughing a little bit. “I don’t really see it that way. . . . A lot of my films, and I would throw this one there, are about people overcoming great odds.”

A Hard Rock Day's Night

Sept. 15, 2014

If there is an epicenter of the Washington Tourist-Industrial Complex, it may very well be the Hard Rock Cafe in Penn Quarter.

Congress, Bringing Up the Rear on ISIS | Capitol Quip

Sept. 14, 2014

Congress seems to be unified that President Barack Obama needs to do something about the situation in Iraq and Syria. What that is, is a little less clear — given the muddled message from members. This brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip captioning contest.

Eric Cantor, at a Loss | Capitol Quip

Sept. 14, 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.

'Innovative State' Builds Case for Acting Like Adults

Sept. 11, 2014

In the middle of a political season, with members of Congress hunkering down amid the midterm election season, it’s refreshing to pick up a book — a policy book even! — that makes the case that it’s possible to work across party lines for the common good.

District Doughnut Set for Barracks Row Friday Liftoff

Sept. 9, 2014

After months of being relegated to pop-ups and soft openings, District Doughnuts is poised for its grand opening on Barracks Row on Friday, bringing to Capitol Hill a heaping dose of yeasty treats.

'Woodhouse Divided' — The Real Life Political Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots (Video)

Sept. 8, 2014

The documentary “Woodhouse Divided” illustrates the political divide between the real life political version of the Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots: the Woodhouse brothers, Brad and Dallas.

The Bucks Don't Stop Here | Capitol Quip

Sept. 7, 2014

Capitol Quip is tanned, rested and back, resuming this week by asking the question, how about that revolving door? Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor wasted no time in grieving his primary loss over the summer to Dave Brat, signing up with investment bank Moelis & Co. to the tune of some beaucoup bucks. This brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip captioning contest.

A Welcome Back Calendar

Sept. 5, 2014

Short Cuts

Roll Call After Dark Quaff of the Week: Atlas Brew Works Rowdy Rye

Sept. 5, 2014

As Atlas Brew Works celebrates its first year anniversary of pouring for D.C., it’s worth sipping a few of their noteworthy brews. Foremost among them is the Rowdy, a rye beer that tips the alcohol by volume scale at 6.2 percent. The rye mixes in with the normal assortment of hops and friends much the same way rye whiskey puts a different taste on a cocktail. Rye’s peppery character makes it stand out. It’s a little bitter. A little sour. A nice quaff on a hot day.

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 America’s 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.”

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.”

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

Sept. 2, 2014

Summer’s 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.

Jesse Benton’s 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 wasn’t 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 he’d 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 State’s 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

It’s August, when many people take vacation and are lured by the open road. “Road Scholar,” Roger Weisberg’s 1993 chronicle of Andrei Codrescu’s 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.

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