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Warren Rojas

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Warren Rojas is a Heard on the Hill columnist for Roll Call. He returns to the business of shadowing our elected leaders after a five-year stint as the founding dining editor for Northern Virginia Magazine.

Rojas spent the early part of his career covering the sordid world of tax policy first as a Congressional reporter and later as the pioneering investigative reporter for Tax Notes. He holds journalism degrees from both James Madison University and American University.

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Stories by Warren Rojas:

Pols, Public Critique Wisdom of Silencing The Interview

Dec. 18, 2014

Moviegoers from all walks of life have been stopped dead in their tracks by Sonys decision to drop the sociopolitical football that is The Interview from its schedule, due to mounting pressures from external forces.

Boehner Cant Wait to Open 114th Congress

Dec. 18, 2014

Like a kid counting down the days until Its Clobberin Time! on neatly wrapped Christmas presents, Speaker John A. Boehner is absolutely giddy about getting the GOP-controlled Congress underway next month.

Homebrewers Urge Obama to Keep At It

Dec. 18, 2014

The American Homebrewers Association is hoping to slide a little something under the White House Christmas tree this year: lifetime memberships for President Barack Obama and outgoing-toque Sam Kass.

John Dingell Wraps It All Up in Holiday Jingle

Dec. 17, 2014

Rep. John D. Dingell, the retiring dean of the House, jokingly reflects on a lifetime of public service and the current state of congressional affairs in his latest holiday greeting.

DHS Not Ready to Torpedo The Interview Opening

Dec. 16, 2014

International troublemakers Seth Rogen and James Franco may be ready to run for cover from the mystery hackers whove brought Sony to its horribly bruised knees, but the feds see no reason (yet) to deprive moviegoers of a few laughs on Christmas.

Eleanor Holmes Norton Hosts 25th Annual Kids Holiday Party

Dec. 16, 2014

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., will once again open up the halls of Congress to the Districts disadvantaged youth on Wednesday, injecting some cheer into the holiday season by hosting her annual Capitol Hill Holiday Party.

Festive Democratic Aide Keeps Em In Stitches

Dec. 15, 2014

Dressing up for the holidays might not be on his list of official duties. But as House aide Andrew Noh demonstrated during the thick of cromnibus mania, sporting something snazzy is clearly a personal priority.

Exit Interview: James Brandell Shares Greatest Regret, Memories of Pop Stars

Dec. 15, 2014

Hes seen plenty of people including his fair share of celebrities come and go during his decade-plus tenure on Capitol Hill. But House Republican aide James Brandell wouldnt trade his time in Congress for anything.

Blake Farenthold Relaxes Grip on Sex-Related Domain

Dec. 15, 2014

One lucky porn pusher will be able to exploit a whole new traffic stream this summer just as soon as Rep. Blake Farenthold relinquishes control of blow-me.org.

Capitol Jewish Forum Welcomes All to Pre-Hanukkah Soiree

Dec. 11, 2014

Homeward-bound members and congressional staff can get a jump on holiday festivities Thursday by ducking into the Senates Mike Mansfield Room for a taste of Jewish food, fun and fraternity.

Reporters' Parsing Prompts Michael Steel 'Meltdown'

Dec. 10, 2014

The winding down of the legislative clock has everyone in the Capitol on edge particularly partisan mouthpieces who feel the boss is being unduly grilled about end-of-session escape plans.

Steve Cohen Details Daytrip With POTUS

Dec. 10, 2014

Unlike those who tried to distance themselves from President Barack Obama ahead of last months power-shifting elections, HOH social media Hall of Famer Steve Cohen wants everyone to know how much he loves hanging with the commander in chief.

Indigo Blurs Lines Between Carry-Out and Community Hub

Dec. 10, 2014

Its been just more than a year since Indigo co-founders Dinesh and Nidhi Tandon formally established their brick-and-mortar neighborhood restaurant. But the writing on the wall (literally) suggests they have already firmly cemented their place among Indian dining enthusiasts.

Indigo Skirts Major Flare Up

Dec. 10, 2014

An early Wednesday morning scare could have sent Indigo founder Dinesh Tandons hospitality dreams up in smoke. Luckily, things were brought under control before the budding restaurateur was forced to switch careers.

Turks to Woo Congress with Spiced Meats, Caffeine

Dec. 9, 2014

A cadre of Turkish-American organizations are returning to Capitol Hill Thursday to campaign for their independence-seeking, European-bound brethren and the group is bringing a host of regional delicacies to help sweeten the deal.

Biden to Burn One for Hanukkah

Dec. 9, 2014

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. is scheduled to join religious leaders on Dec. 16 for the ceremonial lighting of the National Menorah.

Mayor For Life Explores the Folklore of Marion Barry

Dec. 9, 2014

D.C. historian and author John Muller is resurrecting for one night only the colloquially inspired show centered around the late Mayor Marion Barry as a final tip of the hat to the political icon.

House Aide Immortalizes Dave Camp Via New Research Grant

Dec. 8, 2014

Relentless cancer warrior James Brandell continues to rake in donations to help vanquish the life-threatening diseases that have encroached upon his inner circle.

Feast Your Eyes on Our Inaugural Dining Guide

Dec. 8, 2014

Pull up a seat, friend. Let me share the tale of how a half-baked scheme to whip up a handy guide to the most interesting places to grab a bite around #ThisTown was kneaded, chopped, seasoned and lovingly molded into the Nom, Nom, Nom-nibus.

Linda Snchez Once Tried Playing for Both Teams

Dec. 8, 2014

Rep. Linda T. Snchez may be a team player, but she knows her limits. Hence the reason the California Democrat had to draw the line at giving her all to one congressionally related charity event over another.

When Shushing Folks Disturbs the Peace

Dec. 5, 2014

A prominently displayed plea for tightly zipped lips has got tongues wagging in Cannon.

Go-Go Legends Agree to Play Marion Barry Out

Dec. 4, 2014

A whos who of go-go royalty Thursday are planning to honor the late Marion Barry with a jam-packed show scheduled to keep Ibiza nightclub bumping late into the evening.

Take Your Time Getting to Know Roses Luxury

Dec. 4, 2014

Unbridled success, it would seem, has yet to ruin Aaron Silverman, the enterprising chef who gave life to critical darling Roses Luxury, just more than a year ago.

Cooking Stars Hold Pols Feet to the Fire About Africa

Dec. 3, 2014

Culinary heavies all charged up about energy poverty fanned out across the Capitol Wednesday in a last-ditch effort to illuminate lawmakers about the importance of empowering Africa.

Senate Aide Officially Ushers in the Holiday Season on Letterhead

Dec. 3, 2014

Could this be any more #thistown? an HOH tipster bemoaned in passing along the holiday missive Hayden Rogers, chief of staff to Sen. Joe Manchin III, D-W.Va., recently distributed to work colleagues.

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