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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:

David McKinley Rolls Out Megabus Town Hall

Sept. 12, 2014

Showing up for votes Monday is no big deal for Rep. David B. McKinley.

Designer Flips Gillibrand Gaffe Into Local Fundraiser

Sept. 12, 2014

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., has provided some cover for colleague Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., who offended local residents by demeaning a suburban enclave that wasn’t quite to her liking, via a custom made T-shirt.

Jeff Flake, Martin Heinrich Spearhead New Reality Show

Sept. 11, 2014

While the rest of us spent the August recess basking in the unseasonably cool temperatures that made summer in D.C. somewhat livable, Sens. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., sneaked away to an uninhabited island in the South Pacific to find some common ground for a TV special dubbed, “Rival Survival.”

Just Try to Ignore Dan Kildee’s Piercing Gaze

Sept. 11, 2014

If Congress ever gets around to handing out superlatives, HOH stands ready to nominate Rep. Dan Kildee for Stare Down Champ.

Arlingtonians Come Off the Sidelines to Pile On Kirsten Gillbrand

Sept. 10, 2014

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand appears to have made enemies out of former neighbors after bemoaning the time she spent in Arlington, Va., in her road map to female empowerment, “Off the Sidelines.”

Picking the Leadership's Brains

Sept. 9, 2014

As the Big Four hunkered down at the White House Tuesday in hopes of forging some sort of unified front in the campaign to eradicate the burgeoning terrorist threat known as ISIS, the Islamic State and/or ISIL, we couldn’t help but wonder what was really on everyone’s minds.

Sorting Out the Fax on Latest Terror Threat

Sept. 9, 2014

The war on terror, it would seem, is increasingly being waged with microprocessors, with our nation’s enemies independently broadcasting their horrific acts of defiance online while the administration fires back with automated drone strikes from above.

Pols Roll Out the Red Carpet for Tinseltown Workhorses

Sept. 9, 2014

Creative Rights Caucus Co-Chairmen Judy Chu, D-Calif., and Howard Coble, R-N.C., are doing their part to help give unsung Hollywood film and TV workers their due by co-hosting an entertainment industry event showcasing the pivotal contributions the below-the-line set brings to the table.

Lobbyists, Lawmakers Aim to Crush Crippling Disease

Sept. 8, 2014

Anti-Duchenne muscular dystrophy crusader Joel Wood can’t force all of Congress to come around to his way of thinking regarding the need for more funding and research to wipe the life-threatening illness off the face of the planet. But he can keep chipping away at the problem — as he has for the past 14 years — one spectacular gathering at a time.

Grace Napolitano, Josh Thomas Team Up on Mental Health

Sept. 8, 2014

Call us crazy, but the “Please Like Me” screening and subsequent discussion on the current state of mental health affairs co-hosted by actor/show creator Josh Thomas and Rep. Grace F. Napolitano on Tuesday sounds like it could actually be interesting.

Mickey Edwards Says Laws, Not Lawmakers to Blame for Congressional Morass

Sept. 8, 2014

Ex-Rep. Mickey Edwards, R-Okla., hates to break it to everyone, but our horribly paralyzed, results-challenged Congress is, sadly, performing just about right, given current law.

S’moresgate Engulfs Forest Service

Sept. 5, 2014

Looking to light a fire under conservatives? Just try and tell ’em how to ingest flaming confections.

Postpone Your 'Recess Can't Be Over!' Malaise at BLT Steak

Sept. 4, 2014

Not quite ready for Congress to return to work (someone put 12 legislative days on the clock, please) next week? Local toque Jeremy Shelton sure is.

Nick Troiano’s Been Scoping Out Washington for Years

Sept. 4, 2014

Aspiring lawmaker Nick Troiano is looking to broaden his fan base with a quirky new video and a crowd funded ad-buying campaign. Being on screen, however, remains a fairly new thing for the 20-something Pennsylvanian — unlike his extensive work behind the camera.

Funny or Die Skewers YA Flicks for New Lets Move! Plug

Sept. 3, 2014

First lady Michelle Obama pops up at the end of a new Funny or Die parody that swaps in nutritional hobgoblins for the living dead/pandemic event/fetishistic survival trials that seem to plague the protagonist of every young adult novel.

Separated at Birth: Mike Bishop Edition

Sept. 3, 2014

House hopeful Mike Bishop appears to have one of those faces.

Steve Stockman Not Going Gently Into That Good Night

Aug. 26, 2014

Short-timer Steve Stockman doesn’t see the roughly 12 legislative days standing between him and unemployment as a time to mourn. He’d rather bring in new blood to help shake up the establishment for a few more weeks.

Conservatives Co-Opt Ice Bucket Challenge to Needle Nancy Pelosi

Aug. 25, 2014

Can’t beat her? Mock her!

Mayday PAC Boosts Jim Rubens Against Scott Brown

Aug. 22, 2014

Fake pol Gil Fulbright wants to cause real problems for Senate hopeful Scott P. Brown.

GW Hoopsters’ Swing Through Congress A Slam Dunk

Aug. 21, 2014

Members of the George Washington University Colonials men’s basketball team had a ball wending their way through all the touristy spots in the Capitol.

Spend the Rest of Recess With ‘The Simpsons’

Aug. 21, 2014

FXX is effectively hijacking the rest of any animation-lovers’ summer by airing every Simpsons in consecutive order — all 552 episodes plus the 2007 feature film — beginning Thursday at 10 a.m.

Fed-Up Hill Types Get LaRouche Revenge on Wikipedia

Aug. 20, 2014

The August recess seems like the perfect time to hit the links, bask in the blessed absence of meaningless electronic blather — and perhaps settle a few political scores.

Groups Push ALS Activists to Look Past Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug. 20, 2014

The #IceBucketChallenge, that most ubiquitous of social media stunts, has not only captured the imagination of sitting politicos, parched celebrities and well meaning, but newly hospitalized philanthropists the world over, it’s got advocates thinking about how to tap into this seemingly limitless font of goodwill.

Harry Reid Snips Beard Baiting in the Bud (VIDEO)

Aug. 19, 2014

It took a week. But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has finally come clean about why he’s not partaking in the hairy contest Nevada Republican Dean Heller floated via the local press.

Chuck Grassley and the Magical Honeymoon History Tour

Aug. 19, 2014

Sen. Charles E. Grassley is spending part of the August recess revisiting many of the same natural wonders and tourist traps he and his wife, Barbara, would have swooned over during their original honeymoon.

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