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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:

NoVa Dems Bid Jim Moran Fond Farewell

Oct. 17, 2014

Northern Virginia Democrats on Thursday rallied around retiring Rep. James P. Moran at the sold-out 21st Annual Kennedy-King Dinner, a political fundraiser focused on feting progressive leaders and civil rights champs.

Dream Defenders Out Vote or Die Diddy

Oct. 16, 2014

Back when he was still somewhat culturally relevant, Sean INSERT NONSENSICAL NICKNAME HERE Combs attempted to herd disenchanted youth into the election booth by spearheading the hyperbolic Vote or Die project.

'Dogs Impersonating Biden' It's a Thing Now

Oct. 15, 2014

In a world flush with insanely candid shots of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. being, well, Bidenesque, theres only one way to outdo the freewheeling almost-leader of the free world: pair him up with canine doppelgangers.

D.C. Drowns in Whiskey Talk

Oct. 15, 2014

Wow! Ive never seen so many whiskeys I dont recognize, one apparently overwhelmed drinker declared as he surveyed the row upon row of handcrafted tipples trotted out by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States during its latest Spirit of Mount Vernon gala.

Hillary Clinton Fan Achieves Sheer Ecstasy

Oct. 14, 2014

Ma, hurry and pull the car around!

Test Class Already Hooked on Line-Skirting Dining Service

Oct. 14, 2014

The super-secret Usher app has been helping a tight-lipped clique of well-connected bon vivants sidestep the restaurant reservation process for several weeks now. Rumor has it that some of the early adopters may not be able to go back to living without it.

DC Vote to Celebrate Pro-Democracy Efforts at Annual Gala

Oct. 14, 2014

The autonomy-seeking advocates at DC Vote a District-minded group backed by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton plan to honor the Herb Block Foundation Wednesday for continuing to nurture the spirit of democracy.

GOP Prepares to Invade NoVa

Oct. 10, 2014

The GOP wants a piece of the Old Dominion. Which is why Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and Senate hopeful Ed Gillespie rallied the troops Oct. 9 for an impending deployment.

Old Rick Weiland Medicine Show Hopes to Strum to Senate

Oct. 9, 2014

Rick Weiland, the former Hill staffer hoping to return to D.C. as the next Democrat to serve South Dakota in the Senate, has suddenly found himself thrust into the spotlight thanks to a trio of quirky campaign songs that have actually been a long time coming.

John Dingell Spits Jeremih Lyrics

Oct. 8, 2014

He might be retiring from public service this fall, but dont expect Rep. John D. Dingell, D-Mich., to ever abandon Def Jam singer/songwriter Jeremih.

Steve King Embraces Twitter Hate

Oct. 8, 2014

Rep. Steve King doesnt appear to be the least bit fazed by all the rhetorical jabs thrown at him on social media.

Jimmy Kimmel Gets a Read on Joe Biden

Oct. 7, 2014

Its no wonder Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. feels like hes been reduced to a living, breathing punchline.

Lee Terry Erroneously Courts New Constituency

Oct. 7, 2014

It would appear that Rep. Lee Terry, if only for a second, was up for making new friends on the World Wide Web.

Pols Give It Up for Gone Girl

Oct. 6, 2014

Suspense lovers werent the only ones desperately waiting for auteur David Finchers treatment of author Gillian Flynns Gone Girl to grace the silver screen. Solons and civic leaders couldnt be prouder of the film.

Jeff Duncan Psyched About Blitzing ISIS

Oct. 3, 2014

South Carolina Republican Jeff Duncan has a little message for the hostage-takers and amateur videographers now known the world over as ISIS.

D.C. Watering Holes Embrace MLB Pennant Race

Oct. 2, 2014

Were still weeks away from knowing if #ThisTown could serve as the backdrop for a fabled Beltway Series.

Congress-Obsessed Twitter Bot Is a Gas

Oct. 2, 2014

Many political observers turn their nose up at all the hot air routinely emanating from Capitol Hill.

Hi-Ya, Jim McDermott!

Oct. 1, 2014

Glad to see Rep. Jim McDermott is all warmed up for the new Bruce Lee exhibit coming soon to the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience in Seattle.

Must. Stop. Ebola. Memes.

Oct. 1, 2014

Now that the African-born Ebola outbreak has officially wormed its way onto U.S. soil, we must to band together to halt Internet pranksters from infecting our every social media stream with politicized takes on the deadly disease.

Noshtalgia: Catching Up With the Globe-Trotting Pasty

Sept. 30, 2014

One of the most rewarding things about helping you, the loyal Noshtalgia reader, reconnect with cherished comfort foods (other than finding them or the most readily accessible analog possible, of course) is learning just how integral said memory-making-meals are to their respective communities.

Shuffling Cory Booker Around

Sept. 30, 2014

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundations 44thannual legislative conference is officially in the books. And, unfortunately for the high-profile group, so is a glaring error about the actual stomping grounds associated with Sen. Cory Booker.

'Top Dog' Trends Emerge

Sept. 30, 2014

The mirth-makers at Fireside21 have once again thrust political pooches into the spotlight, rounding up some 30-odd photogenic pups for the 2014 Top Dog competition.

Ted Stevens Totally Tubular Prediction

Sept. 29, 2014

The late Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, warned us that this day would come.

Manufacturing Lobby Fetes 'Factory Man' Scribe

Sept. 29, 2014

Business leaders plan to raise a glass Friday to journalist-turned-author Beth Macy in recognition of her work on Factory Man, the Tom Hanks-endorsed, anti-globalization success story.

USGS Gets Its Rocks Off Touting Oktoberfest

Sept. 29, 2014

Want the dirt on what makes Oktoberfest so special? The United States Geological Survey is pouring it on pretty thick in a recent blog post.

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