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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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Take a Trip Down Baseball Memory Lane

Oct. 2, 2014

As the Washington Nationals open the National League Division Series on Friday, their second post-season appearance in three years, it’s easy to forget Washington baseball teams have frequently sucked.

Navigating the New Orleans Tummy

Sept. 30, 2014

NEW ORLEANS — Attention political professionals, journalists and anyone else traveling beyond the Beltway this election season: When in doubt, eat where the district director suggests.

'Fort Bliss' — A Grounded Movie Gets Theatrical Run

Sept. 29, 2014

Call it the little movie that could. “Fort Bliss,” a feature film about an Army medic/single mom returning stateside after a tour in Afghanistan and struggling with re-entry, is enjoying an extended theatrical release in Washington, continuing its rise from festival favorite and video on demand to big screens, thanks largely to grass-roots support.

Eric Holder Leaves the Field | Capitol Quip

Sept. 29, 2014

Now that Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., has announced his resignation, Congress will soon turn to the political football that will be confirming his successor. This brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip captioning contest.

Congress, Motivated by Joe Biden | Capitol Quip

Sept. 28, 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.

Big Easy Mardi Gras Krewe Not Intimidated by ISIS

Sept. 26, 2014

NEW ORLEANS — Dear Islamic State terrorists: You don’t intimidate the Krewe of Isis down here.

Sona CREAMery Taps Its Inner Wu-Tang Clan

Sept. 23, 2014

It finally makes sense why Method Man’s character on “The Wire” was named Cheese.

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.

Congress Headed for the Hustings | Capitol Quip

Sept. 22, 2014

On track to be the least productive Congress in modern times, members made short work of their September legislative agenda and headed back to the hustings in full campaign mode. That brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip captioning contest.

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.

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.

A Welcome Back Calendar

Sept. 5, 2014

Short Cuts

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.”

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: 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.”

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