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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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Brewery Ommegang Cooks Up SAVOR Counteroffensive

May 9, 2014

Bummed about missing out on the barley- and hops-fueled bacchanal taking over the National Building Museum this weekend?

California Democrats 'Cher' a Moment

May 9, 2014

By virtue of having to operate in the minority, House Democrats Michael M. Honda and Ami Bera automatically do not have the loudest microphone in Congress.

Chaffetz, Gowdy Talk Turkey Over 'Za

May 8, 2014

An HOH tipster bumped into Reps. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., at We, The Pizza late Wednesday night and swore the two chums seemed to be plotting something serious.

Jared Polis’ Legendary Gaming Campaign

May 8, 2014

Reason magazine has dubbed Rep. Jared Polis the “Gamer Congressman,” an honor earned by virtue of a lifetime spent mercilessly battling one’s way through fantasy worlds and virtual war zones.

Alan Simpson Dishes About Sex, Love and Marriage

May 7, 2014

Former Sen. Alan K. Simpson is truly milking this whole “I’m-retired-and-over-80-so-I-can-say-whatever-I-want-now” thing but good, letting it all hang out in an interview about affairs of the heart with WNYC reporter Anna Sale.

Staffer Stunned by John Culberson’s Monumental Rant

May 7, 2014

A House staffer learned, after sharing what sounds like a terribly uncomfortable elevator ride with Rep. John Culberson, that not everyone in Washington appreciates our museum-rich landscape.

Officer Debonair, at Your Service | Overheard

May 6, 2014

“If anyone gives you any problems about being late for your meeting, just tell ‘em THE good-looking officer held you up. They’ll know who you’re talking about.”

Arkansans Host Tornado Relief Happy Hour at Hawk ‘n’ Dove

May 6, 2014

Heartbroken Razorbacks can help funnel money back to their storm-ravaged state by attending the D.C. Chapter of the Arkansas Alumni Association’s “Helping Like a Hog” fundraiser Wednesday night at the Hawk ‘n’ Dove (320 Pennsylvania Ave. SE).

Becerra Aides Help Spread Mariachi Madness

May 6, 2014

Sure, it’s a mostly manufactured holiday. But Cinco de Mayo can still mean big business here in D.C. — particularly for the well-connected musicians in Mariachi Los Amigos.

Congressional Democrats Host Pussy Riot

May 5, 2014

Senate Foreign Relation Committee member Benjamin L. Cardin, D-Md., and House Judiciary Committee member Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., are giving members of Pussy Riot, the all female punk collective that famously ran afoul of Russian President Vladimir Putin, an open mic on Capitol Hill with which to rail against human rights abuse and political oppression.

Post-WHCD, No Rest for D.C. Party Hoppers

May 5, 2014

Anyone get up to anything interesting this weekend?

Alanis Morissette Sings Her Heart Out for Marianne Williamson

May 5, 2014

Award-winning songstress Alanis Morissette has released a new inspirational ditty. And it’s all about making the world a better place — by voting for House hopeful Marianne Williamson.

Looking Up and Seeing Nancy Pelosi

May 2, 2014

There he was. Nearly 4,400 miles from home.

DOJ Takes a Calculated Risk

May 1, 2014

Do the math.

Nobody Weird Like Us: Assembling a New Third Party

May 1, 2014

Call us crazy, but we believe a meme making the rounds on social media could serve as the cornerstone for a hybrid political party boasting the biggest tent possible.

Not Quite Dipped in Amber, the Monocle Drips Nostalgia

April 30, 2014

“I know the three of us are very important people ...” a 20-something Hill climber (unironically?) said to his dining companions as the trio emerged from what must have been an ego-boosting repast at the historical center of the Capitol Hill dining-verse, the fabled Monocle at 107 D St. NE.

Rand Paul’s Flatizza Run Causes Near Riot

April 30, 2014

Never mind grandstanding in Iowa and New Hampshire.

Entrepreneur Schleps Cure-Alls Ahead of Nerd Prom

April 30, 2014

We’re just hours away from the marathon schmoozing session that is White House Correspondents Dinner weekend.

Alan Grayson’s Divorce Keeps Getting Weirder

April 29, 2014

The problem isn’t that Rep. Alan Grayson and his spouse, Lolita, are stuck in a horrifically troubled union. It’s that the two should have never been allowed to take the misguided plunge in the first place.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Floats Lifeline for Local Watering Holes

April 29, 2014

Florida Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen was so bummed out about the imminent shuttering of the Pour House, she rushed to Twitter to rally support for a bold new initiative: the DRINKS Act.

Senate Aide Campaigns for Husband's Fly Gear

April 29, 2014

Lisa Schultz, the chief of staff of the Senate Chaplain’s Office, is on a mission to make sure her man, aspiring fashion template Tim Schultz, does D.C. proud in terms of looking, hmm-hmm-good.

Barney Frank Counsels Aspiring Public Servant

April 29, 2014

Retired Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., and liberal activist Alec Baldwin give a would-be politico a crash course in campaign finance reform.

No Joke: ‘Compared to What’ Edutains New Wave of Barney Frank Fans (Video)

April 28, 2014

NEW YORK — Flying directly in the face of confidence-draining legislative dysfunction and abysmally low congressional approval ratings, the few hundred Tribeca Film Festival fans who joined ex-Rep. Barney Frank for the emotional roller coaster ride of reliving his past came out on the other side laughing, cheering and feeling a whole helluva lot better about our elected officials.

Keep the Crises Coming -- Flack For Dan Synder!

April 28, 2014

Dust off those resumes, Capitol Hill communicators looking to jump off the rapidly sinking ships floating around Congress: Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder needs YOUR help flogging his perennially basement-dwelling squad.

Frank Discusses Gay Disclosure Fallout

April 28, 2014

Former Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., talks about how coming out impacted his political career.

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