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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:

Kick It Live With FDR

Aug. 14, 2015

Longing to take a selfie with a formally sitting president?

Marsha Blackburn Digs What Gingham Café Is Cooking

Aug. 13, 2015

Rep. Marsha Blackburn took to social media Wednesday to plug an old pal’s restaurant, a homespun establishment specializing in comfort food and tantalizing sweets.

WednesDaze: Get Wild at Cashion’s

Aug. 12, 2015

Cashion’s toque John Manolatos has an idea he’s hoping will catch on: family-style seafood dinners featuring line-caught whole rockfish.

Team Duffy Chronicles Life in the Surreal World

Aug. 11, 2015

The latest batch of summer interns to assist reality TV vet Rep. Sean P. Duffy have come and gone. But they’ve left behind a video diary of what it’s like to become schooled in the ways of Washington.

Exit Interview: Amy Harris Honored to Walk the Halls of Congress

Aug. 10, 2015

Republican aide Amy Harris has found a new home at the National Association of Home Builders’ BUILD-PAC. But she’ll remain forever grateful for the highly instructive time she spent learning the ropes of the legislative branch.

Eleanor Holmes Norton Gets Into the Spirit of DC Beer Week

Aug. 7, 2015

‘Twas a time when lawmakers wouldn’t dare show their faces at a local watering hole in the middle of a workday. Luckily for HOH, things change.

Rob Portman’s Guide to Properly Rocking Cleveland

Aug. 6, 2015

With the first GOP debate almost upon us, the eyes of the nation are turning to Cleveland — a destination Sen. Rob Portman insists is well worth exploring.

WednesDaze: Polishing Off Pitchers with Our Future Leaders

Aug. 5, 2015

Why wait an extra 24 hours for the Republican primary debates to get faced when you can crush pitchers of cold brew Wednesday?

Pummel Your Liver on GOP Debate Night

Aug. 4, 2015

Care to make the first GOP primary debate that much more palatable?

Fill the Hours on GOP Debate Night

Aug. 3, 2015

In the time it took to type these words, another 12 jillion Republicans announced their candidacies for the 2016 presidential race.

House Aide Excited to Welcome Everyone to Italo-American Club

July 30, 2015

The National Italian American Foundation and nascent Italian American Congressional Staff Association are teaming up Thursday for a meet-and-greet featuring food, drink and just a touch of nostalgia.

Congress Goes to the Dogs

July 30, 2015

Life on Capitol Hill was good for a few fleeting moments Thursday, as members and staff wandered from wet-nosed critter to furry-faced charmer in pursuit of the perfect cuddle.

Longworth Scores a Baskin-Robbins

July 30, 2015

Cheer up, Creamery fans!

Farewell, My Indigestion: Bidding Adieu to Restaurant Associates

July 30, 2015

“But if you‘ll eat it, you never have to prove your courage in any other way.”

Friends Pour Into Pombo Portrait Unveiling

July 29, 2015

Sitting lawmakers and onetime House Natural Resources Committee staff returned to their old stomping grounds in Longworth Tuesday to honor former Rep. Richard W. Pombo.

House Republican Schedulers Not Down With Shortening Recess

July 28, 2015

The threat of possibly having to return to Washington next week kicked a number of House GOP aides into fight mode Tuesday, stirring up a series of angry emails denouncing leaders for endangering the anticipated August recess.

Satirist Sticks It to Prickly Presidents

July 27, 2015

SAN DIEGO — Cartoon Network “Regular Show” writer Patrick Baker once dreamed of running for higher office. He realizes, though, that his reframing of history in “The Presidential Dickerbook” — a satirical examination of the most egregious actions of our all-too-flawed commanders in chief — makes that unlikely.

Team 'Good Wife' Readies Hill-Centered 'BrainDead'

July 24, 2015

How’s this for a conspiracy theory: Congress ain’t just broke. It’s been overrun by mindless pols.

Support Democracy: Devour Drumsticks!

July 23, 2015

Uber, Nestlé and Capital One are teaming up Friday to see which side of the aisle also happens to be the biggest fans of brain freeze.

Congress, Between a Sausage and a Veggie Burger

July 22, 2015

Dietary allegiances were tested on Capitol Hill Wednesday, as the meat lobby and vegetarian-friendly toque Todd Gray squared off in a culinary tug of war for control of the hearts and minds — and mouths — of the legislative branch.

Trumping the 2016 Contenders

July 22, 2015

Dear presidential backbenchers: Why wait to have your own feud with rhetorical bomb-thrower Donald Trump when Time has a fully automated name caller primed and ready to propel you into the discussions of the day?

Congressional Bookworms Open Up to C-SPAN

July 22, 2015

Prefer your C-SPAN coverage a little less combative than vitriolic one-minutes or partisan committee hearings? Then tune that dial over to Book TV’s “Summer Reading” series, a literary love-fest that’s got lawmakers gushing about their favorite page-turners.

NAMA Offers Up Free Nom, Nom, Nom

July 21, 2015

Staffers who live and die by the omnipresent snack dispensers that dot congressional office buildings can, on Wednesday, feast on the future offerings the National Automatic Merchandising Association plans to dish out as part of its lobbying day.

Sporty Pols to Partake in Charity Tennis Match

July 21, 2015

Around a dozen intrepid lawmakers have agreed to prove their worth on the tennis court Wednesday by participating in the rapid-fire Washington Kastles Charity Classic.

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