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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:

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 who’ve 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 District’s 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

He’s 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 wouldn’t 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 Senate’s Mike Mansfield Room for a taste of Jewish food, fun and fraternity.

Steve Cohen Details Daytrip With POTUS

Dec. 10, 2014

Unlike those who tried to distance themselves from President Barack Obama ahead of last month’s 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.

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.

Indigo Blurs Lines Between Carry-Out and Community Hub

Dec. 10, 2014

It’s 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 Tandon’s 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.

‘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.

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.

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.

Linda Sánchez Once Tried Playing for Both Teams

Dec. 8, 2014

Rep. Linda T. Sánchez 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.

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.”

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 who’s 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 Rose’s Luxury

Dec. 4, 2014

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

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.

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.

Lawmakers Commemorate a Decade of AIDS Activism

Dec. 2, 2014

Current lawmakers and congressional alumni are joining with the Motion Picture Association of America to tout the philanthropic efforts of the Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Solons Follow Blues Brothers' Lead

Dec. 2, 2014

In a rare show of unanimity, House lawmakers Tuesday overwhelmingly agreed to permanently drive a wedge between Nazi sympathizers and future social security benefits.

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