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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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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.

Capitol Police Still Struggling With the Bathroom

July 21, 2015

Capitol Police are aces when it comes to keeping lawmakers and the rest of the congressional community free from harm. But a recent incident regarding sensitive equipment again left behind in restrooms portends that perhaps a refresher course on securing personal belongings maybe didn’t fully take.

New Site Makes Sport of Sizing Up Pols

July 20, 2015

Lawmakers looking for a little pick-me-up (or, possibly, some of the most depressing news ever) need look no further than the completely inane “Sexy Congress” selection tool.

Twitter Defends John McCain After The Donald Attacks

July 17, 2015

Presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Thursday continued his assault on the GOP establishment by publicly mocking Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on social media.

Mark Russell’s ‘Prez’ Hits the Ground Running

July 17, 2015

SAN DIEGO — What’s a 19-year-old political neophyte to do after getting propelled into the Oval Office by a viral video-obsessed electorate? The short answer is anything and everything satirist Mark Russell can throw at her in his reboot of the civic-minded comic, “Prez.”

Charlie Rangel Gussies Up His Staff

July 15, 2015

Need to spruce up your look? Mayhaps it’s time to enroll in the “dapper” lessons Rep. Charles B. Rangel has taken to sharing with congressional aides.

Ed Royce Wants to Get Wild

July 15, 2015

House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce plans to bear down on anti-poaching efforts Wednesday by hosting a super serious policy discussion — followed by a two-hour mixer featuring free booze, nosh and face time with utterly irresistible critters.

Patrick Leahy Pops Up in Latest Batman Teaser

July 15, 2015

When “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” explodes onto the big screen next spring, Sen. Patrick J. Leahy will most likely be able to once again watch himself contribute to the mythology of his favorite caped crusader.

Jeb Bush, Scott Walker Comics in the Pipeline

July 14, 2015

SAN DIEGO — Bluewater Productions is doing its best to keep up with the ever-widening field of 2016 presidential hopefuls.

‘March’ Team Prods Youths to Change the Future (Video)

July 14, 2015

SAN DIEGO — Some 50-plus years since committing to drag a deeply divided nation toward a brighter tomorrow, Rep. John Lewis recently turned not to well-heeled donors or seasoned pols for help, but to a roomful of children.

John Lewis Grooms Next-Generation Activists at Comic-Con (Video)

July 13, 2015

SAN DIEGO – Rep. John Lewis not only dressed as a revolutionary leader during his second appearance at Comic-Con International, he behaved like one — seizing the opportunity to shape young minds by taking the future firmly in his hands.

Graphic Artist Sparks Impromptu Bernie Sanders Rally at Comic-Con

July 12, 2015

SAN DIEGO – Could the (fury) road to the White House one day lead through Comic-Con?

2016 Presidential Contenders Could Clean Up at Comic-Con

July 10, 2015

Nothing against the fine people of Iowa, New Hampshire and the handful of other electoral proving grounds aspiring commanders in chief crisscross for months on end leading up to Election Day, but pols are doing themselves a serious disservice by not pressing the flesh at Comic-Con International in San Diego.

John Lewis to Resurrect Historic Look for Comic-Con

July 9, 2015

Dressing as one’s favorite fictional character is part of the allure of attending Comic-Con International. Come Saturday, Rep. John Lewis intends to get into the spirit of things by giving dedicated cosplayers a peek at what real heroes wear into battle.

Doug Collins Fans the Flames of Barbecue Dominance

July 9, 2015

Bragging about award-winning eateries residing in one’s district is nothing new in the House of Representatives. Georgia Republican Doug Collins Wednesday did so with gusto, putting colleagues on notice that the unexpected rise of Joe’s BBQ in Blue Ridge proved their barbecue providers were the pits.

Prescient Flick Tracks the Roller Coaster Ride That Is Restaurateuring

July 9, 2015

Dustin Harrison-Atlas has a long, hard summer ahead of him.

John Lewis Helps Bring Comic-Con to At-Risk Youth

July 8, 2015

While he’s sure to spend his fair share of time alongside the crush of costumed characters invading this year’s Comic-Con International, Rep. John Lewis has also carved out time this weekend to stoke the next generation of social activists.

Free Your Mind at Comic-Con

July 7, 2015

Attending Comic-Con International can certainly be about granting the imagination carte blanche to explore every fevered dream and act out the most outlandish childhood fantasies.

James Clyburn, Tim Scott to Lead Emanuel AME Church Benefit

July 7, 2015

Transplanted South Carolinians will have the opportunity Wednesday to show their support for those affected by the senseless murders at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church courtesy of a District of Columbia benefit being spearheaded by Palmetto State pols.

Union Kitchen Grocery Adds CSA Option

July 6, 2015

Hillites who favor farm fresh foods now have another resource at their disposal, thanks to a fledgling partnership between newcomer Union Kitchen Grocery and alimentary aggregator Smucker Farms of Lancaster County.

Scott Brown Is Listed as AdvoCare Distributor

July 2, 2015

Former Sen. Scott P. Brown appears to be on his way to fattening his wallet with some supplemental income — all thanks to a drug cocktail his son-in-law, Keith Weiser, brought to his attention.

Patrick Leahy Lives for The Dead

June 30, 2015

Though it sounds like he’ll be unable to travel to Chi-town this weekend for the final shows, longtime Grateful Dead fan Sen. Patrick J. Leahy will undoubtedly be there in spirit.

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