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Jonathan Easley


Jonathan Easley spent 10 years working in corporate finance before making a career change into journalism. He’s been published at McSweeney’s, Law Week Colorado, and the Colorado Springs Business Journal, covered the 2010 midterm elections for the Denver Westword, and was an editorial fellow at 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.

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Stories by Jonathan Easley:

Raise a Glass to Hemingway

Oct. 21, 2011

Can an Ernest Hemingway-themed bar help bridge the gap between the U.S. and Cuba? There’s 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.

Heard on the Hill: Take Five!

Oct. 17, 2011

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.

D.C. Veterans Join ex-Sen. Chris Dodd at Hollywood Lobbyist Group

Oct. 11, 2011

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.

Sen. Mark Udall Conquered Many Mountains Before Climbing Capitol Hill

Oct. 9, 2011

If you’re looking to connect with the Colorado electorate, you’d better know your way around a mountain. Not only has the state’s senior Senator, Mark Udall, climbed 93 of the state’s 100 highest peaks, but he’s also conquered Mount McKinley in Alaska, Mount Kangchenjunga in the Himalayas and Mount Aconcagua in South America.

District Energy House on Display

Oct. 7, 2011

The home building industry has been hit hard by the economic downturn, but one Washington-area contractor sees it as an opportunity.

New Way to See Fall: on Horseback

Oct. 5, 2011

The distance between houses in parts of Pennsylvania’s 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 Dead at 82

Sept. 28, 2011

Former Rep. Richard Mallary, who briefly represented Vermont in the 1970s, died at age 82.

National Book Festival Gets Ready for Readers

Sept. 21, 2011

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.

Heard on the Hill: Take Five!

Sept. 19, 2011

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.

Startup’s Fate Relies on Tax Credit

Sept. 16, 2011

A local startup has plans to turn grease from local restaurants into a profit, but the project’s future could hinge on the extension of a federal tax credit for biofuels.

D.C. Veterans Join Ex-Sen. Chris Dodd at MPAA

Sept. 15, 2011

Former Sen. Chris Dodd, now the chairman and CEO of Hollywood’s top lobbying organization, the Motion Picture Association of America, announced new staff hires today that pull from his days in Congress.

Former Wyoming Sen. Malcolm Wallop Dies

Sept. 14, 2011

Former Republican Sen. Malcolm Wallop died at his home in northern Wyoming on Wednesday, Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) announced on the Senate floor.

Commuters in for Traffic Troubles

Sept. 12, 2011

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.

Union Station Rehabilitation Project Begins Today

Sept. 12, 2011

Travel through Union Station will soon get a little bit hairier.

‘We Were All in It Together’

Sept. 2, 2011

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.

Volunteer Chimney Sweeps Spiff Up White House

Aug. 24, 2011

The White House this week turned its attention to a modest domestic initiative: the cleaning and maintenance of its 35 chimneys.

Rules Change May Allow Federal Employees to Run in Virginia

Aug. 23, 2011

An unidentified individual in Northern Virginia is shaking up the electoral process for the entire region.

Library of Congress Offers Buyouts to Staffers

Aug. 19, 2011

The Library of Congress will lose nearly 10 percent of its workforce by Nov. 3.

Advocates Push for Transparency at CRS

Aug. 19, 2011

Government transparency advocates are pressing for the next head of the Congressional Research Service to make its reports public.

Former Rep. Shamansky Dies

Aug. 16, 2011

Former Ohio Rep. Robert Norton Shamansky died at his home in Bexley, Ohio, last week. He was 84.




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