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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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Nandos Serving Up Free Eats at Yards Park

Feb. 11, 2015

Any House staffers looking to escape the drumbeat of war and Bibi bashing thats engulfed Capitol Hill may want to consider dipping down to Yards Park Wednesday to take advantage of Nandos latest free lunch promotion.

Big To-Do at Zoo! Wu, Where Are You?

Feb. 10, 2015

What happens when one of gods creatures gets caught contemplating the fate of a faux compatriot?

Eugene Mirman Has an Ear for Lawmaking

Feb. 9, 2015

Comedian and voice-over actor Eugene Mirman must have a gas tuning in to C-SPAN 3.

Niki Tsongas, Jerrold Nadler Embraced by LGBT Filmmakers

Feb. 9, 2015

Words of support that House Democrats Niki Tsongas of Massachusetts and Jerrold Nadler of New York extended to a same-sex couple whose union was threatened by the polarizing Defense of Marriage Act are slated to appear in an upcoming movie about the ongoing struggle.

Debbie Dingell Scores One for the Wolverines

Feb. 9, 2015

Michigan Democrat Debbie Dingell has cried foul over HOH dropping the ball on which college hoopsters will travel to College Park, Md., next to defend the Wolverine States honor.

David Jolly Aide Accused of Poaching Bill Youngs Internal Rolodex

Feb. 9, 2015

A staffer who worked for the late Rep. C.W. Bill Young Jr., R-Fla., says her colleague, a one-time case assistant who was subsequently promoted to constituent service representative after Rep. David Jolly, R-Fla., took control of the seat, surreptitiously copied Youngs star-studded contact list.

Cory Gardner, Charlie Rangel School #ThisTown in Skewering Solons

Feb. 6, 2015

The hundreds of lawmakers, media professionals, staffers and armchair pundits who piled into the Mandarin Oriental ballroom for the Washington Press Club Foundations yearly gala Wednesday were treated to a double dose of comedy from a pair of quick-witted pols.

Patrick Meehan's Cool-As-Ice Hockey Career

Feb. 6, 2015

His best skating days may be behind him, but Rep. Patrick Meehans conduct during his hockey officiating career made a lasting impression on National Hockey League player and newly minted author Val James.

Hanging With Steny Hoyer Is a Slam Dunk

Feb. 6, 2015

Bourbon summit, schmourbon summit. If you wanna get in good with Maryland Democrat Steny H. Hoyer, youve gotta take it to the hole.

Benjamin Cole Desperately in Need of a Do-Over

Feb. 5, 2015

Friday cant possibly come soon enough for embattled House staffer Benjamin Cole.

Flipping Burger Beats Into a Battle of the Congressional Bands

Feb. 5, 2015

Shake Shack still coming off its price-doubling IPO high, no doubt is looking to spread some love by giving local bands a shot at nationwide exposure via its Burger Beats contest.

Kentucky Republican Celebrates 'Bourbon Barrel of Compromise'

Feb. 4, 2015

Lawmakers from across the Capitol poured into the Willard Hotel Tuesday to honor the unique flavor bourbon has contributed to Congress.

The feel-good presser was the brainchild of the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship and the Kentucky Distillers Association; the former provided historical context while the latter kept the predominantly Southern crowd in good spirits.

Kentucky Republican and proud member of the Congressional Bourbon Caucus Andy Barr addressed the crowd at the event, discussing the history of Henry Clay and his significance to Kentucky.

Novelty Bourbon Delivery an Uncompromising Success

Feb. 4, 2015

Lawmakers from across the Capitol poured into the Willard Hotel Tuesday to honor the unique flavor bourbon has contributed to Congress.

Symbolic Bourbon Barrels Toward D.C.

Feb. 2, 2015

It may not be happening in the Oval Office, but master distillers from Kentucky are making their way to Washington Tuesday to supply Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with a self-styled bourbon summit.

Gardner, Rangel Ready to Rumble

Feb. 2, 2015

Colorado Republican Cory Gardner and New York Democrat Charles B. Rangel are already yukking things up in anticipation of Wednesdays Washington Press Club Foundation dinner.

Congressional Budget Offices Other Number Problem

Feb. 2, 2015

Some political observers maintain that adopting the Republican-endorsed practice known as dynamic scoring would gravely undermine the Congressional Budget Offices credibility moving forward.

Cheese and Thank You, Sona

Jan. 30, 2015

The little Capitol Hill creamery that could is celebrating its one-year anniversary by doling out surprise cheeseboards to people customers feel are most deserving of some gourmet gratitude.

Sheldon Whitehouse Throws Cold Water on Climate Change Deniers

Jan. 29, 2015

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse recently assured fellow eco-warriors that the tide on Capitol Hill is turning against those who feel protecting the environment is a non-issue.

Hospitality Giants Aim to Mobilize Food Fans to Action (Video)

Jan. 29, 2015

It turns out that huddling with food-conscious Washingtonians and raising millions of dollars for local charities was merely an appetizer for Sips & Suppers co-founders Jos Andrs, Joan Nathan and Alice Waters.

Jim McGovern Joins Sips & Suppers Trio at Rayburn Reception

Jan. 28, 2015

Massachusetts Democrat and House Hunger Caucus Chairman Jim McGovern welcomes "Sips & Suppers" co-founders Alice Waters, Joan Nathan and Jos Andrs to the halls of Congress, following their whirlwind weekend of raising money for local food charities D.C. Central Kitchen and Martha's Table.

GOP Snowmobile Trek Mirrors Meat Week

Jan. 28, 2015

Reps. Dan Benishek and Bill Huizenga are hitting the back roads of the Wolverine State Thursday for their 2nd Annual Congressional Snowmobile Ride a wintry romp punctuated by plenty of meaty pit stops.

Compared to What Team Campaigns to Bring Flick to D.C.

Jan. 27, 2015

Sheila Canavan and Michael Chandler, the documentarians who filmed former Rep. Barney Frank throughout the Massachusetts Democrats final year in Congress, have launched an online fundraising effort to help spread their still-in-need-of-fine-tuning project nationwide.

Gardner, Rangel Co-Headlining 2015 Washington Press Club Foundation Dinner

Jan. 27, 2015

Newly minted Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., and veteran Rep. Charles B. Rangel, D-N.Y., will effectively be campaigning for the biggest laughs on Feb. 4, when they face off at the Washington Press Club Foundations 71st Annual Congressional Dinner.

House Staffer Keeps 'Em Guessing on 'Jeopardy!'

Jan. 26, 2015

Quiz show junkie and Capitol Hill staffer Will Anderson raked in more than $23,000 in winnings and garnered comparisons to defending Super Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson for engineering an astonishing, come-from-behind victory during his three-day run on Jeopardy! What else would you expect from a trivia buff who claims his mother still has home movies of him blurting answers out at the TV while growing up?

Ultraconservatives Dig In via House Freedom Caucus

Jan. 26, 2015

GOP lawmakers who find the far-right Republican Study Committee too squishy now have a new clique to call home: the House Freedom Caucus.

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