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Warren Rojas

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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:

Max Baucus Embraces 44’s Burger Diplomacy

Aug. 7, 2014

Former solon turned Ambassador to China Max Baucus appears to have adopted a page from the administration’s guest dining manual, whisking a Democratic operative visiting the Far East directly to a Western-style kitchen.

Cava Co-Founder Campaigns for School Meals Aid

Aug. 7, 2014

Dimitri Moshovitis, co-founder and executive chef of the burgeoning Cava empire, has taken World Food Program USA’s school meals mission to heart — and he’d love to have other local toques lend a hand.

Tea Party Rhetoric Strikes Some as Muy Shady

Aug. 5, 2014

No one is surprised the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund is holding Sen. Lamar Alexander’s feet to the fire on the raging border security battle. But the group’s use of foreign punctuation has left some in Washington wondering ¿que paso?

Exit Interview: Doug Heye

Aug. 4, 2014

Keeping the party on message is what GOP communications guru Doug Heye has always been paid to do. Thinking things through and behaving graciously are the highly prized extras colleagues say he brought to the negotiating table.

Don Young Gets Grabby With Congressional Aide (Updated)

July 31, 2014

Updated 8:12 p.m. | With the August recess in jeopardy and House Republicans in total disarray, the arm-twisting on Capitol Hill is getting pretty intense.

Gabbard, Meng, Sinema Help Launch ‘Cocktails for Change’

July 30, 2014

EMILY’s List is hoping to connect more young professionals with the growing universe of female Democrats via its fledgling “Cocktails for Change” initiative.

Digging In to the Kentucky Hot Brown

July 30, 2014

Thank you, Chris Pogue (wherever you may now be), for dispatching this food sleuth on one of the most delectable assignments to date.

Congressional Jam Band Returns to Cantina Marina

July 30, 2014

Part-time rocker Rep. Collin C. Peterson can no longer recall which iteration (the fourth, maybe?) of “The Amendments” he’s playing in these days.

Mashup King Tortures Bill Murray With Droning Dick Cheney

July 29, 2014

Our condolences to involuntary time traveler Phil Connors, but political activist Diran Lyons has a rather rude awakening for you.

Life on Sarah Palin’s Wavelength

July 29, 2014

After years of randomly popping up on cable news shows, conservative documentaries and in single-season series, one-time GOP vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin is ready to build a programming empire all her own.

Ted Poe Adopts Matt Salmon as a Lone Star Stater (Video)

July 29, 2014

Rep. Ted Poe has conferred upon Rep. Matt Salmon one of the highest honors his office can help provide: He’s made his fellow Republican lawmaker an honorary Texan.

Arizona Congressman Named Honorary Texan

July 29, 2014

Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, surprises Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz., with a new honor Monday on Capitol Hill.

Arizona Congressman Explains His Affection for the Lone Star State

July 29, 2014

Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz., explains his affection for Texas after Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, surprised him with a plaque making him an honorary Texan.

The Bard Brings Schumers Back Together

July 28, 2014

Sen. Charles E. Schumer finally caught up with his comedian cousin, Amy Schumer, this past weekend at Shakespeare in the Park.

Angus King Gussies Up Dirksen

July 25, 2014

Unlike Florida Republican John L. Mica’s grandiose plan to clean house on the other side of the Capitol, Sen. Angus King had a much more modest desire: brighten up a little corner of Dirksen.

Silver Line Launch Has Been the Ride of Gerry Connolly’s Life

July 25, 2014

Perhaps no one was more excited to have the first Metro car roll out of Northern Virginia’s brand-spanking-new Wiehle-Reston East Station than Rep. Gerald E. Connolly.

Wes Morton Pops by DGS for ‘Schmutz and Schmaltz’

July 25, 2014

With just under a week to go before he cuts ties with D.C. for good, outgoing Art and Soul toque Wes Morton has carved out time to inject a little Southern flavor into DGS’s inaugural “Summer Roadshow” dinner.

Capitol Hill Feasts on Hawaiian Hospitality (Video)

July 24, 2014

“The party was such a big hit the cops were called because we had too many people,” an aide to Sen. Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii, told HOH about the overwhelming response to the Aloha State’s July 23 taste-around.

YouTube Star Performs at Taste of Hawaii

July 24, 2014

YouTube star Aidan James performs on July 23, 2014, at the Taste of Hawaii reception in the Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building.

John Walsh, Your Canned Response Is Ready

July 23, 2014

After intently studying the last project Sen. John Walsh turned in to the United States War College, New York Times reporter Jonathan Martin has uncovered what appears to be a heavily plagiarized final product.

Jim Himes Rains on Conspiracy Theorist’s Parade

July 23, 2014

Rep. Jim Himes unleashed a flood of Twitter rage Wednesday morning after baiting a current events troll with news of his “secret” powers.

Making the Most of a Swing Through Charm City

July 23, 2014

What’s a D.C.-based reporter to do when faced with ferreting out a worthwhile repast while on assignment in neighboring Baltimore? Solicit recommendations from Maryland’s congressional delegation, of course.

Art and Soul Toques Revere Shared Past, Anticipate Promising Futures

July 23, 2014

There’ll be a changing of the culinary guard in the Art and Soul kitchen at the end of this month, as Wes Morton hands control of the thriving Hillside dining operation to incoming Executive Chef Doug Alexander.

John Dingell Stumped by Kardashian Craze

July 22, 2014

Rep. John D. Dingell has spent nearly 24 hours trying to wrap his head around the dizzying world of celebutantes. And it ain’t working.

Richard Nixon: Cookbook Connoisseur, Fan of Sophie Leavitt's 'Penny Pincher's Cook Book'

July 22, 2014

While the Washington Post is poised to revel in the 40th anniversary of its administration-toppling Watergate investigation, we here at HOH would prefer to reflect on the positive things President Richard Milhous Nixon brought to the table.

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