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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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George Clinton Up to Get Down With D.C. This Weekend

Oct. 31, 2014

Singer, bandleader and newly minted author George Clinton is scheduled to crisscross Chocolate City over the next few days, starting with an under-the-radar trip to the Library of Congress.

Trey Radel Sheds Coke Charges

Oct. 31, 2014

Disgraced former Rep. Trey Radel has managed to keep his nose clean. So authorities have gone ahead and made that whole nasty cocaine business disappear.

Jared Polis Completes Jury Duty

Oct. 30, 2014

Rep. Jared Polis has now, officially, sat in judgment of his fellow man. The verdict: Jury duty is A-OK.

Medium Rare Brings Fried Turkey Service to Barracks Row

Oct. 29, 2014

Medium Rare founder Mark Bucher is importing a holiday tradition to Capitol Hill: staff will fry up — for free — any turkeys folks brought by his new(ish) Barracks Row location on Thanksgiving morning.

Ohio Natives Stump for James Traficant Flick

Oct. 29, 2014

C-SPAN’s most prominent space cadet may be gone. But a handful of still-spellbound Ohioans — including Rep. Tim Ryan — simply cannot stop talking about larger-than-life former lawmaker James A. Traficant Jr.

We Were Told There Would Be No (Fundraising) Math

Oct. 27, 2014

There’s just a week and a day to go until Election Day, which means we may be able to save our inbox from fundraising spam hell in just a few short days.

Gay Chorus Flier Vandalized in Longworth

Oct. 24, 2014

An unknown vandal scrawled the slur “fags” across an advertisement for a Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington D.C. holiday concert posted in the Longworth House Office Building.

Boston Terrier Intent on Conquering D.C.

Oct. 23, 2014

Rep. David B. McKinley ought to thank his lucky stars a certain someone wasn’t feeling that ambitious Wednesday when he sauntered into the West Virginia Republican’s congressional office.

Senate Chihuahua Digs Cannon Rover

Oct. 22, 2014

According to the animal rescuer in the office of Rep. David B. McKinley, R-W.Va., who tended to the stray dog that popped by unannounced, its owner swooped by to scoop it up shortly thereafter.

99 Percent Loathe Congress for the Wrong Reasons

Oct. 22, 2014

Even after occupying every headline-grabbing address around the country, anti-establishment activists remain hung up on outdated grievances against elected officials.

Errant Pooch on the Loose in Cannon

Oct. 22, 2014

Anyone missing a sweater-clad canine?

Bobby McKenzie Slams ‘Foreclosure King’ in New Campaign Spot

Oct. 22, 2014

Democrat Bobby McKenzie utilizes an age-old TV favorite — the (overly) dramatic re-enactment — to shame Republican primary winner David Trott for making a buck off financially distressed Michiganders.

Scott Brown Writes Off Bay State Naysayers

Oct. 21, 2014

Senate hopeful Scott P. Brown has no interest in what non-believers from his former home state have to say about his bid to topple New Hampshire Democrat Jeanne Shaheen.

Politicians Opt to Swap Sweets, Brews and 'Cue in World Series Bets

Oct. 21, 2014

Whichever club clinches the best-of-seven World Series — be it the back-after-nearly-three-decades Kansas City Royals or the ring-collecting San Francisco Giants — stands to earn their respective congressional delegations a humdinger of a celebratory feast.

Armchair-Quarterbacking Jim Inhofe’s Power Play

Oct. 20, 2014

With control of the Senate up for grabs this fall and little else to do while their bosses furiously campaign to keep collecting paychecks, congressional staffers have taken to their own type of fantasy role-playing: plotting out the new boss’s next move.

Jason Chaffetz’s Stolen Moments

Oct. 20, 2014

Rep. Jason Chaffetz doesn’t like being away from Washington, D.C.

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, there’s 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! I’ve never seen so many whiskeys I don’t 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.

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