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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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Jeff Duncan Psyched About Blitzing ISIS

Oct. 3, 2014

South Carolina Republican Jeff Duncan has a little message for the hostage-takers and amateur videographers now known the world over as ISIS.

D.C. Watering Holes Embrace MLB Pennant Race

Oct. 2, 2014

Were still weeks away from knowing if #ThisTown could serve as the backdrop for a fabled Beltway Series.

Congress-Obsessed Twitter Bot Is a Gas

Oct. 2, 2014

Many political observers turn their nose up at all the hot air routinely emanating from Capitol Hill.

Hi-Ya, Jim McDermott!

Oct. 1, 2014

Glad to see Rep. Jim McDermott is all warmed up for the new Bruce Lee exhibit coming soon to the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience in Seattle.

Must. Stop. Ebola. Memes.

Oct. 1, 2014

Now that the African-born Ebola outbreak has officially wormed its way onto U.S. soil, we must to band together to halt Internet pranksters from infecting our every social media stream with politicized takes on the deadly disease.

Noshtalgia: Catching Up With the Globe-Trotting Pasty

Sept. 30, 2014

One of the most rewarding things about helping you, the loyal Noshtalgia reader, reconnect with cherished comfort foods (other than finding them or the most readily accessible analog possible, of course) is learning just how integral said memory-making-meals are to their respective communities.

'Top Dog' Trends Emerge

Sept. 30, 2014

The mirth-makers at Fireside21 have once again thrust political pooches into the spotlight, rounding up some 30-odd photogenic pups for the 2014 Top Dog competition.

Shuffling Cory Booker Around

Sept. 30, 2014

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundations 44thannual legislative conference is officially in the books. And, unfortunately for the high-profile group, so is a glaring error about the actual stomping grounds associated with Sen. Cory Booker.

Manufacturing Lobby Fetes 'Factory Man' Scribe

Sept. 29, 2014

Business leaders plan to raise a glass Friday to journalist-turned-author Beth Macy in recognition of her work on Factory Man, the Tom Hanks-endorsed, anti-globalization success story.

Ted Stevens Totally Tubular Prediction

Sept. 29, 2014

The late Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, warned us that this day would come.

USGS Gets Its Rocks Off Touting Oktoberfest

Sept. 29, 2014

Want the dirt on what makes Oktoberfest so special? The United States Geological Survey is pouring it on pretty thick in a recent blog post.

GOP Capitalizes on #FlipaDistrict Frenzy

Sept. 26, 2014

Rep. John Kline may not have asked to be thrust into the re-election spotlight. But hes certainly not shying away from raking in some extra dough after being named public enemy No. 1 in comedian Bill Mahers inaugural Flip A District campaign.

House Hopeful Dives Into Kevin Yoders Skinny Dipping Past

Sept. 26, 2014

It may be old news in #ThisTown, but Kansas Democrat Kelly Kultala doesnt want anyone back home to forget about Rep. Kevin Yoders embarrassing swing through Israel.

Jim Langevins Meet and Three

Sept. 25, 2014

Rep. Jim Langevin took to the streets Wednesday to become better acquainted with the mobile hospitality scene back home.

Bombarding Darrell Issa

Sept. 25, 2014

The Internet: Where making light of deadly airstrikes . . .

Earth to Hillary: Julian Castros Cleared for Takeoff

Sept. 25, 2014

No need to wait for former FLOTUS/Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to make up her mind about whether she wants into the Oval Office come 2017.

George Takei Votes for More Gay Babies

Sept. 23, 2014

In a new public service announcement for Our Time, entertainer/gay rights activist George Takei urges all Americans to stand and up and be counted on Election Day.

GOP Mixes, (Briefly) Mingles With Log Cabin Republicans

Sept. 22, 2014

Not even the lure of spending some quality time with a Cheney could compel congressional Republicans to hang around the Log Cabin Republicans Spirit of Lincoln dinner in D.C. for longer than it takes to watch an episode of Modern Family.

Artists Aim to Halt Political Pigeonholing

Sept. 22, 2014

Democrats vs. Republicans. Red vs. Blue. Us vs. Them.

Embracing Politics and Art Is a Milstein Tradition

Sept. 19, 2014

D.C. denizen Connie Milstein has invested a great deal of time and effort into turning her Georgetown home into a beauty to behold and a wonder to explore.

Elizabeth Roskam Paints Capitol for Ukrainian Leader

Sept. 18, 2014

Artist Elizabeth Roskam, the wife of Illinois Republican Rep. Peter Roskam, on Thursday delivered a one-of-a-kind portrait of the U.S. Capitol to visiting Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

Rank and File Blast Opposing Leaders for Dropping the Legislative Ball

Sept. 18, 2014

Having effectively set the country on cruise control until just beyond Election Day, House and Senate leaders did their damnedest Thursday to look really, really busy without actually doing anything that could get them into political trouble.

Sports Stars Stumbles Spark Fresh Round of 'Slam the Solons'

Sept. 18, 2014

As if engineering new ways to kinda-sorta green light foreign wars without getting booted out of office in a few weeks werent stressful enough, elected officials must once again thanks to wildly inappropriate behavior by marquee athletes contend with age-old accusations about everything thats wrong with Capitol Hill.

Getting Our Fill of Vacationland

Sept. 18, 2014

ROCKLAND, Maine Two airplane flights (four hours in airports, combined) and roughly 120 minutes of creeping along two-lane roads that snake their way through stoplight-free Northeastern hamlets later, I finally arrived in the bayfront oasis I would call home for the next few days.

Grover Norquists Burning Man Dream Team

Sept. 17, 2014

Anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist so enjoyed his time at Burning Man this year that hed like to return next summer with a Dream Team of Republican lawmakers.

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