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Jonathan Easley spent 10 years working in corporate finance before making a career change into journalism. Hes been published at McSweeneys, Law Week Colorado, and the Colorado Springs Business Journal, covered the 2010 midterm elections for the Denver Westword, and was an editorial fellow at Salon.com prior to joining Roll Call. He graduated from Albion College in 2000 with degrees in economics and Spanish.
Easley no longer works at Roll Call.
Can an Ernest Hemingway-themed bar help bridge the gap between the U.S. and Cuba? Theres been some speculation that the Hemingway Bar, set to open next month in the Cuban Interests Section the diplomatic mission of Cuba in Washington, D.C., contains an implied diplomatic message.
Every week, HOH gets to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. This week Rep. Hansen Clarke (D-Mich.) talks about finding inspiration in the Detroit Lions and Tigers no bears and that Mercury is his car brand of choice.
Former Sen. Chris Dodd is taking Washington to Hollywood. Dodd, now the chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, announced new staff hires today that pull from his days in Congress.
If youre looking to connect with the Colorado electorate, youd better know your way around a mountain. Not only has the states senior Senator, Mark Udall, climbed 93 of the states 100 highest peaks, but hes also conquered Mount McKinley in Alaska, Mount Kangchenjunga in the Himalayas and Mount Aconcagua in South America.
The home building industry has been hit hard by the economic downturn, but one Washington-area contractor sees it as an opportunity.
The distance between houses in parts of Pennsylvanias York County is best measured in miles. Landowners account for the size of their properties in acres, dogs follow their horse-riding owners out to pasture, and farmhands push wheelbarrows full of horse feed, manure or dirt.
Former Rep. Richard Mallary, who briefly represented Vermont in the 1970s, died at age 82.
Academy Award nominees, Pulitzer Prize winners, state poet laureates and best-selling authors will descend on the National Mall this weekend for the National Book Festival.
Every Tuesday, HOH gets to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. This week was easy Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) is a movie buff, Internet entrepreneur, venture capitalist and social media enthusiast.
A local startup has plans to turn grease from local restaurants into a profit, but the projects future could hinge on the extension of a federal tax credit for biofuels.
Former Sen. Chris Dodd, now the chairman and CEO of Hollywoods top lobbying organization, the Motion Picture Association of America, announced new staff hires today that pull from his days in Congress.
Former Republican Sen. Malcolm Wallop died at his home in northern Wyoming on Wednesday, Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) announced on the Senate floor.
A planned upgrade of a train tunnel that runs underneath Virginia Avenue Southeast could create a headache for Capitol Hill commuters from next year through 2015.
Travel through Union Station will soon get a little bit hairier.
In sharing their memories of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Members and staff recall the dueling senses of terror and togetherness that framed the day.
The White House this week turned its attention to a modest domestic initiative: the cleaning and maintenance of its 35 chimneys.
An unidentified individual in Northern Virginia is shaking up the electoral process for the entire region.
The Library of Congress will lose nearly 10 percent of its workforce by Nov. 3.
Government transparency advocates are pressing for the next head of the Congressional Research Service to make its reports public.
Former Ohio Rep. Robert Norton Shamansky died at his home in Bexley, Ohio, last week. He was 84.