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Warren Rojas


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:

Do the #DemDebate Right

Oct. 13, 2015

It would appear there is a thing on TV tonight that some folks may be interested in.

Pols, Cops Prepare for Gridiron Match

Oct. 9, 2015

Team “Mean Machine” will once again clash with “The Guards” for bragging rights on Capitol Hill in the 2015 Congressional Football Game for Charity on Oct. 28.

'Interim Speaker' Stumps Scholars

Oct. 8, 2015

Frustrated House Republicans kept floating trial balloon speaker candidates Thursday in the wake of Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s about-face on climbing the GOP ladder, including several who might serve as an “interim” speaker.

End. Multitasking. Now.

Oct. 8, 2015

Eating at one’s desk is bad enough.

Food Court: DCity Crew Branches Out at Wicked Bloom

Oct. 8, 2015

By all accounts, fledgling bar Wicked Bloom Social Club has started off with a bang — a rollout facilitated in no small part by a certain mind-blowing menu item.

Steve Scalise Swaps Whip for Cupid’s Bow

Oct. 7, 2015

Uniting the warring factions of his caucus remains challenging, which may be why Majority Whip Steve Scalise elected to focus his energy on bringing together visiting lovebirds Steven Montiero and Ana Sidoran for a surprise proposal Tuesday.

Library of Congress Staffers Cleaning House With Used Book Sale

Oct. 7, 2015

Bargain shoppers, rejoice!

Team Hurt Blanks on Planned Parenthood Response

Oct. 6, 2015

Aides to Virginia Republican Robert Hurt recently pulled out the official stationary and added the boss’s autopen-crafted signature to a form letter meant to outline the three-term lawmaker’s stance on Planned Parenthood.

John McCain to Match Wits With the Real Stephen Colbert

Oct. 5, 2015

Arizona Republican John McCain is scheduled Monday to swing by the new Late Show to have some laughs with former faux-conservative firebrand Stephen Colbert.

Ben Cardin, Mike Castle Merge Into One

Oct. 5, 2015

Maryland Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin marked his 72nd birthday Monday by incorporating himself into where the rubber officially meets the recreational road along the Easter Shore.

Randy Hultgren Keeps His Eye on Government Prizes

Oct. 5, 2015

Reps. Randy Hultgren and Daniel Lipinski are hoping innovation-minded colleagues will join them Tuesday in celebrating the type of forward thinking that cold hard cash tends to inspire.

Richard Hudson Brands Firstborn With Familiar Moniker

Oct. 2, 2015

North Carolina Republican Richard Hudson officially welcomed son Richard Lane Hudson III into the fold Tuesday.

Slam Brews, Crack Claws to Your Heart’s Content on H Street

Oct. 2, 2015

Queen Vic toque Ryan Gordon is migrating Saturday roughly a block-and-a-half east in order to oversee an all-you-can-eat crab feast hosted by Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar at 1104 H St. NE.

Good Stuff, Shake Shack Roll Out Rachael Ray Specials

Oct. 1, 2015

D.C. diners can start chowing down on not one but two beefy tributes to 30-minute-meals maven Rachael Ray on the occasion of her 10-year anniversary in the publishing game.

Noshtalgia: Relishing the Past One Arepa at a Time

Oct. 1, 2015

The man who taught me how to eat was not a trained chef.

Paul Gosar Seeks to Capitalize on Pope-a-Dope

Sept. 30, 2015

Perhaps Rep. Paul Gosar is feeling a little left behind after his very public spat with Pope Francis? He appears willing to bear that cross for just a bit longer — assuming his continued suffering translates into a flood of donations from outraged right-wingers.

WednesDaze: Sake to Me

Sept. 30, 2015

D.C. tastemakers Wednesday are turning Japanese, invading the Carnegie Library (801 K St. NW) for a grand sake tasting designed to whet one’s appetite for the 2016 National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Aspiring Filmmaker Screws Around With Congress

Sept. 29, 2015

It took some doing. But Brett Lewis is just about finished with his ode to everything that’s wrong with #ThisTown, the ribald “C Street.”

Keeping a Stiff Upper Lip in Boehnerland

Sept. 28, 2015

His Sept. 25 decision to relinquish command of the increasingly unruly House of Representatives left many of those who learned the ways of Washington beneath the wing of retiring Speaker John A. Boehner utterly speechless.

Jim Moran, Knockaround Guy

Sept. 28, 2015

Former Rep. James P. Moran has, no doubt, for years dined out on the tale of once stepping into the ring with former world heavyweight champion Joe Frazier.

Ginning Up One Last Brush With John Boehner

Sept. 25, 2015

Those worried about not getting to huddle with Speaker John A. Boehner before he officially steps down at the end of October might want to begin staking out some of the local eateries he’s historically frequented in order to orchestrate an “impromptu” farewell.

Living La Vida Pope-ah

Sept. 24, 2015

They flowed in from all over to see and hear Pope Francis speak his mind to our elected leaders, a flood of modern pilgrims ready to take instruction from the Holy See’s point man.

A True Outpouring of Support for #PopeinDC

Sept. 23, 2015

Those hoping to catch even a fleeting glimpse of Pope Francis began congregating outside the White House and along the National Mall Wednesday before the sun was even out, trudging through the last vestiges of inky darkness to secure the best possible spots from which to gaze upon His Holiness.

The Best Congressional Tweets on #Popeapalooza

Sept. 23, 2015

After rolling into town late Tuesday in an armor-plated Fiat, Pope Francis made his public debut Wednesday via an early morning visit to the White House and a carefully choreographed lap around the Ellipse.

Overheard: Skipping Along to Mass

Sept. 23, 2015

See more eavesdropping from HOH here.

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