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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:

The Onion Elevates Axl Rose to Political Powerhouse

May 7, 2015

The Onion has uncovered the real reason our political system has devolved into such a dumpster fire: heavy metal.

Carving Up the Early Taste of America Contenders

May 6, 2015

Our in-house dining war is just getting started. But curious trends are already emerging in Roll Call’s Taste of America competition.

Kamala Harris’ Not-So-Secret Police

May 6, 2015

The Avengers. R.I.P.D. The Masonic Fraternal Police Department.

Sesame Street Star Has Skin in 2016 Presidential Race

May 6, 2015

Ernie, perhaps one of the most famous roomies in children’s television history, appears ready to trade his storied neighborhood for another well-known address: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Rocket Man Touching Down on Capitol Hill

May 5, 2015

Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter — and honorary knight! — Sir Elton John kicks off his multi-day stand here on Capitol Hill Tuesday with an invite-only meet-and-greet over in the Capitol Visitor Center.

Chow Down for Charity at Biscuit Bash

May 5, 2015

Hump day goes humanitarian this week with the help of the real American heroes: biscuit sandwich-crafting toques.

Robin Kelly’s Version of ‘Cheers’

May 4, 2015

Rep. Robin Kelly plans to kill two birds with one stone Thursday — celebrating her 59th birthday (again) and raising some coin for her campaign coffers — during a little get-together at Bocce’s Bar and Grill.

Have a Ball With DC Vote

May 4, 2015

Disenfranchised District denizens who dare to dream of one day having a say in how Congress handles its business can once again raise their voices in unison during DC Vote’s 3 Star Ball.

NoVa Invades Atlas District for Tag Team Beer Dinner

May 1, 2015

Granville Moore’s (1238 H St. NE) on May 4 is hosting fellow “Beer Program of the Year” nominee Mad Fox Brewing Company for a collaborative four-course dinner.

Congressional Yogi Association Flexes Some Muscle

May 1, 2015

Dozens of staffers — and at least one particularly limber lawmaker — Friday helped the fledgling Congressional Yogi Association get off on the right foot.

Republic Kolache to Prime the Pumps at Bardo

May 1, 2015

Lone Star Staters jonesing for homespun pastries Saturday can feed that need — for free! — during Republic Kolache’s preview party.

Angus King Not Afraid to Cut Corners in the Kitchen

May 1, 2015

If knowing when to delegate authority is in fact a hallmark of brilliant leaders, someone hand Sen. Angus King the keys to the Oval Office right freaking now.

Youth Ambassadors Bring Culture Fest to Capitol Hill

April 30, 2015

The International Festival of Language and Culture wraps up its 13th annual goodwill tour Thursday with a pit stop on Capitol Hill.

Pols to Put Their Best Feast Forward at Gourmet Gala

April 29, 2015

Attendees at the March of Dimes’ Gourmet Gala Wednesday should expect to see some new faces peeking back at them from behind the congressionally run tasting booths scheduled to dot the floor of the National Building Museum.

South Dakotans Gearing Up for Potato Ole Day

April 29, 2015

The South Dakota State Society will continue its mission of taking carb-loading to new heights by whipping up another monumental batch of Taco John’s favorites on May 16.

Hill Center Is 'on Fire'

April 29, 2015

Hillites, strap on your hungry pants now. Hill Center is poised to serve up a long-awaited eatery and has cooked up a new grilling curriculum.

Clothier Resurrects 'Pro-Life' Photo-Hunt Challenge

April 28, 2015

Camera-shy politicians, beware! The American Life League has tasked its social media-savviest supporters with seeking out high-ranking, reproductive rights-minded members of Congress for selfie-centric advocacy during National Pro-Life T-Shirt Week.

Paul Strauss Snags New Recruits for Statehood Push

April 28, 2015

The celebrities who flooded into town for the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner have since dissipated. But their influence on the D.C. statehood front keeps building via the trickle of support D.C. shadow Sen. Paul Strauss is patiently collecting.

Doug Hecox Lives to Lampoon Politicians

April 27, 2015

Perhaps the most important thing recovering Hill staffer Doug Hecox took away from his time in the legislative branch was an abiding appreciation for intentionally funny stuff.

House Aide Saves ‘Black-ish’ Star From Embarrassment

April 27, 2015

Democratic staffer-turned-graphic artist Andrew Aydin graduated to full-fledged superhero over the weekend, swooping in to extract “Black-ish” actress Tracee Ellis Ross from a ridiculously sticky situation.

Tim Daly Relishes Being Tight With Madeleine Albright

April 27, 2015

The Creative Coalition President Tim Daly is no slouch when it comes to networking with bold-faced names in #ThisTown. But the Hollywood vet is absolutely enthralled by his friendship with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

In the Trenches with Chris Johnson: WHCD Edition

April 25, 2015

With all the haters throwing shade at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, HOH couldn’t help but wonder whether any of our fellow reporting brethren still get anything (other than a vicious hangover) out of the booze-soaked weekend.

Prayer Warriors Want WHCD Refocused on Community Service

April 24, 2015

Pray at the Pump founder Rocky Twyman Friday plans to put the screws to all the revelers floating around #ThisTown for the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner by publicly petitioning President Barack Obama to prod the host journalists and visiting celebrities to pursue more worthwhile causes.

WHCD Comes to Capitol Hill

April 24, 2015

Members of the Creative Coalition in town for the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner Friday are expected to pop by a few congressional offices for some face time.

Making Your Own Fun on White House Correspondents’ Dinner Weekend

April 23, 2015

It’s time once again for worlds to collide — that extra special lost weekend during which visiting celebs and local reporters kick POTUS to the curb and get hammered together for days on end: the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.

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