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 Journals 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.
Thanks to the readers who contributed captions for last week’s Capitol Quip contest. We had that rarest of things, a three-way tie, when the dinner bell rang. Not having a three-sided coin to flip, we deferred to cartoonist prerogative to select our victor.
“Would you trust John Mitchell to investigate the allegations of wrongdoing in the break-in at Watergate against Richard Nixon?”
If the voice of Kojo Nnamdi sounds different starting Monday, it could because be he’s channeling the Bard.
Port City Brewing Co.’s magic number is “four.” Starting Friday, the Alexandria, Va.-based beer maker is celebrating its fourth anniversary of operations, complete with the release of a Belgian quad-style beer, “Colossal IV.”
When you gotta go, you gotta go.
Cherry Blossom Run organizers are making it easy for congressional staffers and interns to register for the Capitol Hill Competition of April’s fabled foot race.
“You can’t be subtle in this town.”
It’s time again for the HOH name game, when we provide a little public service with our handy pronunciation guide for members whose names have the potential to trip up those in and around the Capitol. Today’s group is the First Names First Caucus, those members whose first names have a much bigger potential to be mispronounced than their last.
“Australian Ballot: System employed in the United States in which all ballots are marked in secret.”
President Barack Obama has signaled to the 114th Congress that he’s ready to play some smash-mouth political football, which — along with the New England Patriots-provided #deflategate — brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.
Thanks to the readers who contributed captions for last week’s Capitol Quip contest. Here’s the winning entries, as voted by readers of Heard on the Hill.
Winter does not stand a chance, not against the forces of Atlas Brew Works’ new Pumpernickel Stout and Maison Dixon’s Hot Chicken.
Those needing to express a little Thank-God-It’s-Friday could do worse than to head to 3 Stars Brewing for a live performance by Mucca Pazza, a 30-piece rock marching band that goes pretty well with some beer.
Meat and cars. There’s the potential for a lot of macho.
Cuba’s in the news these days, as it was in the Jan. 22, 1998, HOH edition of Roll Call, albeit in a roundabout way.
HOH’s name game returns with an edition dedicated to helping you navigate the noms de Congress. Today’s subject is the Simple Yet Deceptive Caucus, members whose last names take up one mere syllable, but offer multiple ways to mispronounce.
No Labels, the group dedicated to solving the nation’s problems and avoiding labels at all costs, has gotten about 70 members of Congress to agree to be a “problem solver.” You can even see these folks at Tuesday’s State of the Union address because they’ll be wearing, um, labels.
If you won’t be in the Capitol to watch President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, fret not. There is no shortage of SOTU watch parties, nor to the range of political spectrums or organizations hosting them.
“Let me be clear”: A frequent expression of exasperation from a politician who believes he or she isn’t making a fully understood argument. It’s the rhetorical heir to Richard Nixon’s famous “Let me make one thing perfectly clear.”
If President Barack Obama is looking to break the ice at Tuesday’s State of the Union, he could do worse than quote Harry S. Truman, who in 1947, just a few months after his party lost its majorities in the House and Senate, told the assembled Congress: “It looks like a good many of you have moved over to the left since I was last here!”
Have you ever wanted to play speechwriter for the State of the Union?
We suspect the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., would have been gratified to see the Golden Globes and the heap of awards given to “Transparent,” the groundbreaking television series about a man’s embracing his transgender self.
Those interested in keeping up with the latest pro-basketball deals could do worse than observe the House floor.
HOH’s Name Game returns with an edition dedicated to helping you navigate the noms de Congress. Today’s subject is the Tongue-Twister Caucus, those members whose multi-syllabic names intimidate even the most erudite observer of the Legislative Branch.
“I now realize that the use of Hitler invokes pain and emotional trauma for those affected by the atrocities of the Holocaust and victims of anti-Semitism and hate.”