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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:

Virginia Democrats: Kind of Blue

Nov. 5, 2014

The raft of incoming GOP lawmakers that flooded the rapidly reddening maps TV news outlets relentlessly flashed on election night did little to shake the resolve of Virginia Democrats.

Mark Warner and the (Almost) Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Night

Nov. 5, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va. — After stringing a hotel ballroom full of supporters along for over four-and-a-half hours — and, himself, being kept in the dark about his professional future by nebulous return results — Sen. Mark Warner made an executive decision to call the still-undecided race in his favor.

Election Night Partyers Drink It All In

Nov. 5, 2014

Keeping tabs on the shifting electoral landscape is much easier to do with a drink in your hand. At least that’s what HOH took away from the spirited exchanges we encountered in D.C. on election night 2014. At a watch party in The Jefferson Hotel organized by owner Connie Milstein, guests were greeted with warm smiles and air kisses — and then immediately hustled into a faux voting booth.

In the Trenches With Mark Preston: Election Overload Edition

Nov. 4, 2014

While some Washingtonians blissfully lounged around this weekend, Mark Preston, the Roll Call alumnus now serving as executive editor of CNN Politics, was in the office Saturday morning, all suited up and ready to help demystify the election projections process.

In the Trenches With Jake Tapper: Election Overload Edition

Nov. 4, 2014

It’s Election Day 2014!

Scott Rigell Fans Rage Against Sketchy Voting Machines

Nov. 4, 2014

Voters in Virginia’s 2nd District attempting to return Republican Scott Rigell to Congress next year were met Tuesday with temperamental touchscreens that seemed to have completely different plans.

Electoral Roller Coaster: Ridin’ High Edition

Nov. 4, 2014

Looking good, champ!

Electoral Roller Coaster: Brace Yourself Edition

Nov. 4, 2014

The problem with most — nay, every — campaign is that there must invariably be a winner and, pardon my French, a loser.

Newt, Electing for Some Downtime

Nov. 3, 2014

With just hours to go until the Election Day buzzsaw officially rips apart half the nation’s hopes and dreams, candidates are hustling to sew up every last possible vote any which way they can.

Turned On? Tune In! Or Drop Out (Whatevs)

Nov. 3, 2014

Election night 2014 is looking like it’ll be a nail-biter.

Integrating Church and State

Nov. 3, 2014

Worried your candidate won’t have a snowball’s chance in hell on Election Day?

Jim Moran Recounts Raucous Bipartisan Brawl

Oct. 31, 2014

Cheers to Matt Laslo for getting retiring Rep. James P. Moran to open up about how incensed pols used to settle their differences in #ThisTown.

George Clinton Up to Get Down With D.C. This Weekend

Oct. 31, 2014

Singer, bandleader and newly minted author George Clinton is scheduled to crisscross Chocolate City over the next few days, starting with an under-the-radar trip to the Library of Congress.

Trey Radel Sheds Coke Charges

Oct. 31, 2014

Disgraced former Rep. Trey Radel has managed to keep his nose clean. So authorities have gone ahead and made that whole nasty cocaine business disappear.

Jared Polis Completes Jury Duty

Oct. 30, 2014

Rep. Jared Polis has now, officially, sat in judgment of his fellow man. The verdict: Jury duty is A-OK.

Medium Rare Brings Fried Turkey Service to Barracks Row

Oct. 29, 2014

Medium Rare founder Mark Bucher is importing a holiday tradition to Capitol Hill: staff will fry up — for free — any turkeys folks brought by his new(ish) Barracks Row location on Thanksgiving morning.

Ohio Natives Stump for James Traficant Flick

Oct. 29, 2014

C-SPAN’s most prominent space cadet may be gone. But a handful of still-spellbound Ohioans — including Rep. Tim Ryan — simply cannot stop talking about larger-than-life former lawmaker James A. Traficant Jr.

We Were Told There Would Be No (Fundraising) Math

Oct. 27, 2014

There’s just a week and a day to go until Election Day, which means we may be able to save our inbox from fundraising spam hell in just a few short days.

Gay Chorus Flier Vandalized in Longworth

Oct. 24, 2014

An unknown vandal scrawled the slur “fags” across an advertisement for a Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington D.C. holiday concert posted in the Longworth House Office Building.

Boston Terrier Intent on Conquering D.C.

Oct. 23, 2014

Rep. David B. McKinley ought to thank his lucky stars a certain someone wasn’t feeling that ambitious Wednesday when he sauntered into the West Virginia Republican’s congressional office.

Senate Chihuahua Digs Cannon Rover

Oct. 22, 2014

According to the animal rescuer in the office of Rep. David B. McKinley, R-W.Va., who tended to the stray dog that popped by unannounced, its owner swooped by to scoop it up shortly thereafter.

99 Percent Loathe Congress for the Wrong Reasons

Oct. 22, 2014

Even after occupying every headline-grabbing address around the country, anti-establishment activists remain hung up on outdated grievances against elected officials.

Errant Pooch on the Loose in Cannon

Oct. 22, 2014

Anyone missing a sweater-clad canine?

Bobby McKenzie Slams ‘Foreclosure King’ in New Campaign Spot

Oct. 22, 2014

Democrat Bobby McKenzie utilizes an age-old TV favorite — the (overly) dramatic re-enactment — to shame Republican primary winner David Trott for making a buck off financially distressed Michiganders.

Scott Brown Writes Off Bay State Naysayers

Oct. 21, 2014

Senate hopeful Scott P. Brown has no interest in what non-believers from his former home state have to say about his bid to topple New Hampshire Democrat Jeanne Shaheen.

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