Laura Barron-Lopez is a features writer for Roll Call and is currently in her third year at the California State University Fullerton. She is earning a bachelors degree in political science and journalism. Prior to joining Roll Call, Laura was news director at CSUFs daily paper the Daily Titan. She has covered a variety of political evens in California from Jerry Browns campaign kick-off during the 2010 elections as well as Meg Whitmans election night concession speech. She is a California native pursuing a career in political and international journalism.
Barron-Lopez no longer works at Roll Call.
James Hormel sat down with Roll Call to discuss his book and the importance of coming out.
Even as corporate America becomes a more gay-friendly place, gay and lesbian employees on Capitol Hill say they still worry about a lack of legal protection against discrimination, vulnerability during heated political battles and whether to be open with their co-workers about their sexual orientation.
Holland Taylors theatrical take on the late Ann Richards is, she says, not political. Its about a persona, its about a person who lived life full out, money, marbles and chalk, all in.
A new technologically savvy private driver service launching today hopes to give taxicabs a run for their money on the Hill.
Looming government shutdowns, confidence-shaking debt limit standoffs and divisive payroll tax melees may rattle rank-and-file Members. But absolutely nothing stops the impeccably coiffed House Minority Leader from tending to her famous do.
Rep. Howard Coble, 80, was admitted to George Washington University Hospital today with a respiratory illness, his office announced. The North Carolina Republican, who is serving his 14th term in Congress, has been fighting a cold for a week, his chief of staff said in a statement.
Every week, HOH gets to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. This week, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) talks about Jell-O molds and one of her famous relatives.
Before he was in Congress, Rep. Tom Marino had kidney cancer twice in one decade.
Its Tuesday, the day when HOH gets to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. This week, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), the Representative from the Big Easy, talks about the liquor he enjoys over ice cream and the frequency of alligators back home.
There has never been a madam president, but when it happens, it will be because she followed a few simple rules, author and speech coach Christine Jahnke said.
Its Tuesday, which means its time again for HOH to get to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. This week, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) shows HOH that even a Members selection of roses can come with a historical reference and that she might one day opt for La Dolce Vita.
A group of 50 foster children will look for a second chance on the Hill this week. Photos of the children, one from each state, will be in the Russell Rotunda through Friday to draw attention to National Adoption Month.
Despite a late comeback push by Members of Congress at Wednesday nights 5th Biennial Congressional Football Game, the Capitol Police were able to hold on for a 27-14 victory.
Its football season, and many in Washington, D.C., have been waiting for Wednesday nights big showdown between Congress and the Capitol Police. The 5th Biennial Congressional Football Game will raise funds for the Capitol Police Memorial Fund and Our Military Kids Inc.
Every week, HOH gets to know a Member of Congress better through five fun questions. This week, Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) talks about dessert and being a nurse.
Two doctors who helped Bill Clinton swap burgers for salads urged Members of Congress to do the same Tuesday evening.
Perkins Bass, a decorated World War II veteran and former New Hampshire Congressman, died Tuesday at the age of 99. Politics was a family business for Bass, whose father served as governor of New Hampshire and whose son is Rep. Charles Bass (R-N.H.).
Former Rep. Matthew "Marty" Martinez of California died Saturday in his home in Virginia at the age of 82.
Ben Coes, a former campaign manager for Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, used to write speeches. Now he writes thrillers.
A new documentary featuring several Members of Congress confirms we are living in a politically polarized time.
Long before Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) was on the campaign trail to the Capitol, he used campaign strategies to win over his fellow Oregonians as a local veterinarian, knocking on door after door, pitching his slogan.
Bicycle racks were installed by the District Department of Transportation in conjunction with the Washington Area Bicyclists Association and Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner David Garber.
Some travelers like to ride motorcycles to see the countryside during the fall. If thats too much of a commitment, you can always do the next best thing and see where that motorcycle came from.
Motorcycles arent the only product being made north of the border. South-central Pennsylvania is home to several factories and farms that welcome visitors for kid-friendly tours.
NBC correspondent Luke Russert mistook an awards ceremony for a roast Monday and made everyone feel uncomfortable at least once during the evening.