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Jason Dick

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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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Stories by Jason Dick:

Hill Staffers Swarm Taco Bell Tray, Terrify Server

April 8, 2014

Ustedes quieren Taco Bell!

Larry Pressler Stops by Roll Call Book Club

April 8, 2014

Former South Dakota Sen. Larry Pressler, who served in the House and Senate as a Republican and trying to return to the Senate as an independent, stopped by Monday night’s Roll Call Book Club at Hill Center, which happened to be discussing Charles Wheelan’s “The Centrist Manifesto,” a book arguing for the need to elect centrists not affiliated with the two major parties to Congress.

Can 'Particle Fever' Make Funding Science Fun?

April 8, 2014

“Particle Fever,” a documentary about physicists and the particle theories they love, captures a compelling and dramatic episode of modern science. Rep. Daniel Lipinski, an Illinois Democrat and unabashed fan of the film, is hoping the movie will not only make science fun, but make funding it fun as well.

Remington's, Another Old-School Capitol Hill Bar, Bites the Dust

April 8, 2014

What in the name of Larry Craig is going on here? Remington’s, a long-time establishment on Capitol Hill at 639 Pennsylvania Ave. SE and iconic gay bar, is closing up shop, Prince of Petworth reports.

Roll Call Book Club With Mark Halperin (Video)

April 7, 2014

For political junkies, it was all there — President Barack Obama’s relationship with Congress, the future of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., the 2014 midterm elections, the Republican field for the 2016 presidential race and much more — during our Roll Call Book Club discussion with “Double Down: Game Change 2012″ co-author Mark Halperin on March 26.

Roll Call's Book Club With Mark Halperin in 3 Minutes

April 7, 2014

Roll Call editors Christina Bellantoni and Jason Dick sit down with Mark Halperin, co-author of "Double Down: Game Change 2012," to discuss the 2014 midterm elections, the 2016 presidential election and the political climate in Washington.

Bruce Braley, in Need of a Good Lawyer? | Capitol Quip

April 6, 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.

Arizona Wine: The Link Between Tool and Congress

April 6, 2014

COTTONWOOD, Ariz. — On this, the Republican congressman and the frontman for Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer agree: The Verde Valley is a great place to make wine.

Calendar: A 'Naked' Writer, a 'Documented' Filmmaker

April 4, 2014

A ‘Naked’ Writer’s Manifesto

'Parts Is Parts' in This #tbt HOH Item

April 3, 2014

Oh, the things we learn reading the HOH stacks, such as this gem from the Feb. 26, 1996 edition of Roll Call by reporter Craig Winneker:

Five Captions for Bruce Braley to Ponder | Capitol Quip

April 2, 2014

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

Hard Times for Capitol Hill Bars

April 1, 2014

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

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.

'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.

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.

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.)

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.

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.

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