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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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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.

Watch for Nuclear Fallout | Capitol Quip

Dec. 1, 2013

We are now living in a post-”nuclear option” world, at least in the Senate. Will this be the end of the world’s greatest deliberative body? Will it mean the Senate will confirm more judges and executive nominees? What will it mean that some of the world’s chattiest people can’t talk until the cows come home now? This all brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

Overheard: Neil Cavuto's Fascinating If/Then Statement

Nov. 27, 2013

“By the way, if I had a dime for every time my wife was reassessing everything I decided, I could write Encyclopedia Britannica, but I digress.”

New eBay Presence in DC | Downtown Moves

Nov. 27, 2013

Richard Nash, eBay’s head of government relations, has moved East from the online commerce platform’s San Jose, Calif., headquarters to Washington, D.C. It’s a move the online commerce platform says is “a mark of eBay Inc.’s commitment to the policy agenda in Washington, D.C.”

Boundary Road Will Put an Egg on It for Black Friday

Nov. 26, 2013

Boundary Road is going to put an egg on Black Friday.

Overheard: Obama's Genuine Beliefs

Nov. 26, 2013

“I think he genuinely believes in dialogue.”

Calendar: A Different Kind of Holiday Music

Nov. 25, 2013

Looking forward to this holiday season’s soundtrack of “Jingle Bell Rock” and Sen. Orrin G. Hatch’s “8 Days of Hanukkah”?

Happy Thanksgiving From Capitol Quip!

Nov. 24, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving from Capitol Quip! So as not to force any readers to vote for their favorite Capitol Quip caption in a tryptophan-induced food coma on Thanksgiving Day, this one’s on us! We’re going to let the image speak for itself.

A Kick and a Miss | Capitol Quip

Nov. 24, 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.

On Reddit AMA, Niels Lesniewski Discusses Nuclear Option, Movember

Nov. 22, 2013

Roll Call’s own Niels Lesniewski took to Reddit Friday to field questions about what happened in the Senate Thursday in the wake of the nuclear option being triggered.

50 Years Ago, 'Blaze Star' Was a Fixture

Nov. 22, 2013

“Appearing Nightly BLAZE STAR ‘The Queen of Burlesque’” reads the ad on page 2 of the Nov. 20, 1963, Roll Call.

JFK's Roll Call Testimonial

Nov. 22, 2013

As a member of Congress who made his way to the White House, John F. Kennedy never forgot his Capitol Hill roots. In the days after the president’s funeral, Roll Call’s editorial on Nov. 27, 1963, recalled that Kennedy wrote to us the year before, on the occasion of our seventh anniversary, to wish us well:

Ride the MARC, Drink for Free

Nov. 21, 2013

Anyone looking for a cheaper ride back and forth to Baltimore on the weekends cheered earlier this year, when Maryland announced it was extending MARC service on Saturdays and Sundays come December. And to sweeten the pot even further, Kimpton Hotels is offering up a deal that scores weekend MARC riders a discount at one of the their hotels at either end of the terminus, as well as some free vino.

ALL Is Lost, but You Can Get AGRP | Downtown Moves

Nov. 21, 2013

Lobbying. It’s become a dirty word, thanks to bipartisan spite directed at people who are paid to advocate for others. With this in mind, apparently, the American League of Lobbyists, or ALL, voted this week to change its name to the more anodyne Association of Government Relations Professionals, or AGRP.

Taste of the South Sets 2014 Date, New Venue

Nov. 20, 2013

Good news, Southernphiles: The date for the 2014 Taste of the South has been set, and it comes with a bigger venue.

Five Gridiron Plays to Choose From | Capitol Quip

Nov. 20, 2013

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

Sixth Floor Museum Offers Dallas-Eye View of JFK's Assassination

Nov. 19, 2013

In Dallas, the memories of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy have an anchor in Dealey Plaza, and, in particular, at The Sixth Floor Museum.

Why Is Alcohol Riding the Rap for Cocaine?

Nov. 19, 2013

Is alcohol going to keep taking the heat for public figures getting busted for cocaine?

Stuck in the Middle With You | Capitol Quip

Nov. 17, 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.

Today's Political Football | Capitol Quip

Nov. 17, 2013

The furor over the rollout of the new health care law continues unabated, with message bills, windy floor speeches, presidential mea culpas and hearing after hearing after hearing. Which brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

Kelly's Irish Times to Hoist a Few for Injured Cop

Nov. 15, 2013

Swing by Kelly’s Irish Times on Saturday anytime from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. for a fundraiser for Metro D.C. Police Officer Scott Williams, who was injured in the line of duty on Sept. 16 at the Navy Yard shooting.

Weekend Calendar: Pre-Code Film, the Hillys and a Look at D.C. Dining's Past

Nov. 15, 2013

That chill in the air this month is even more reason to stock up on stuff to do around Capitol Hill. Dwindling light doesn’t mean dwindling cool things to do.

Overheard: 'Let's be Honest'

Nov. 15, 2013

“Let’s be honest, the Upton bill today does not fix this thing.”

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