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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:

Legal Scholars Sweeten Congressional Briefings With Smoked Meats

July 16, 2014

The savviest minds at the Law & Economics Center at George Mason University’s School of Law know that it’s easier to catch more flies with honey than with vinegar — or Hill Country BBQ, as the case may be.

PETA to Plant Stripped Down Courtney Stodden Outside Rayburn on Wednesday

July 15, 2014

A scantily clad Courtney Stodden will feed alterna-weenies to Hill staffers Wednesday, performing her civic duty on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals by serving as the celebrity eye candy for the group’s congressional veggie dog giveaway.

David Valadao Attempts to Rope Online Flock Into #CowAppreciationDay

July 15, 2014

Rep. David Valadao has invited the entire Twitterverse to weigh in on what he should name the mottled black newborn calf that joined the dairy farm last weekend.

Tammy Duckworth’s Feel Good Regimen

July 15, 2014

Summer colds suck. Good thing Rep. Tammy Duckworth has a secret weapon for a speedy recovery.

Commune with C.O.W.P.I.E. Saturday Night

July 14, 2014

Displaced Wyomingites are invited to reconnect with the wonders of the Cowboy State July 19 at the Committee of Wyoming People in the East’s upcoming shin-dig, an annual tradition marked by barbecue, mechanical bull riding and country music.

John Lewis Readies ‘March: Book Two’ for 2015

July 14, 2014

The second installment of Rep. John Lewis’ illustrated history of the civil rights era, “March: Book Two” has a newly designed cover and a tentative release date: late January of next year.

Sherrod Brown Touts LeBron's Reunion with Cavs as Slam-Dunk — OVERHEARD

July 11, 2014

“Welcome home LeBron . . . We look forward to your contributions and leadership, on the court and off. And celebrating a championship wouldn’t hurt.” — Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, celebrates LeBron James’ re-signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Restaurant Associates Hops on Street Food Bandwagon

July 11, 2014

The company tasked with handling Capitol Hill’s catering needs is giving pop-up dining a go, rolling out a food truck-inspired program expected to take over the Dirksen Café from July 14 to July 18.

Congress-edits Is Just the Latest to Keep Tabs on Pols’ Cyber Stumbles

July 11, 2014

Another day, another resource to expose the often clueless political operatives who foolishly tool around the Internet believing their subversive activities — be they illicit, shady or just plain dumb — will never come back to bite them in the arse.

Getting to the Meat of the Matter in Texas

July 10, 2014

From the looks of things on social media, folks in the Lone Star State can’t quite figure out exactly what they should be stuffing their faces with.

Man Bites Dogs -- A Case for D.C.'s Meats

July 9, 2014

The sea of flag-waving tourists flooding the National Mall has (thankfully) receded. And the cacophony of thunderous pyrotechnics that traumatized skittish pets for miles around is fast becoming a distant memory.

Another Bite of the Cleveland Apple

July 9, 2014

Carving up the Cleveland hospitality scene in anticipation of the 2016 GOP nominating convention has turned into quite the task. So much so, in fact, that we’re back with a second round of dining/drinking/carousing picks for those destined to head due west ahead of the next presidential election cycle.

Politics & Prose Gives Amazon the Business

July 9, 2014

The District’s highest profile independent bookstore is getting political once more, weighing in on the ongoing tug-of-war between online retailer Amazon and authors with some cheeky in-store signage.

Chowing Down, Cleveland-Style

July 8, 2014

Now that the Republican National Committee has elected to give Cleveland a star turn come 2016, it’s time for political operatives (and reporters) to begin debating the only thing that really matters during nominating conventions: Where we all gonna eat?

Boozy Treats, Sweaty Pits Await Rooftop Deck Caucus

July 8, 2014

On Thursday, Holland & Knight will once again play host to the “Rooftop Deck Caucus,” the informal nickname for the throng of fun-seeking congressional staffers who flood the lobbying firm’s sun-splashed offices each summer.

Fleshing Out the Disposition of the Senate

July 7, 2014

According to CQ Roll Call alumnus and current Washington Examiner senior correspondent David M. Drucker, Sen. John McCain has over the past few years evolved into the “conscience of the Senate.”

Stan Lee and John Lewis: The Drawing of the Two

July 7, 2014

Some lawmakers enjoy being able to drop out of sight during recess. Others, such as critically acclaimed graphic novelist/Rep. John Lewis, find it much harder to disentangle from the swirling celebrity life.

Activists Petition Congress to Stick it to SCOTUS

July 3, 2014

Pray at the Pump Movement founder Rocky Twyman wants Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to step up and help him clean house across the street at the Supreme Court.

Is it Live, or Is it Frank Lucas? Vote Study Suggests No Change

July 2, 2014

According to House hopeful Timothy Ray Murray, Rep. Frank D. Lucas is not who he says he is but a robot double, or some such thing. A look back at the Oklahoma Republican’s voting record begs to differ.

Nick Troiano Goes on 'Back to the Future' Campaign With DeLorean

July 1, 2014

House hopeful Nick Troiano is hoping to secure his future this fall now by setting out on a comprehensive trek across Pennsylvania’s 10th congressional district in a tricked-out DeLorean.

Franken Feasts on Minnesota State Fair Menu Items (Video)

June 30, 2014

The eating extravaganza that is the Minnesota State Fair may still be months away, but Sen. Al Franken is already beating the drum about the heart-stopping offerings that attendees will encounter along the midway later this summer.

Ike Skelton Auction Items Illustrate the Softer Side of Public Service

June 25, 2014

The Kansas City Auction and Appraisal Company has cataloged a treasure trove of personal effects and private letters the late Rep. Ike Skelton amassed throughout his career and has made them all available to interested buyers through June 30.

Luke's Butters Up Union Station Diners

June 25, 2014

Summering in New England has never been easier.

Anthony Weiner Suggests Cutting Adam Kuhn a Break

June 24, 2014

Sex scandal vet Anthony Weiner seems to believe Adam Kuhn, the disgraced ex-chief of staff who tendered his resignation Tuesday to Rep. Steve Stivers after an affair imploded and private photos found their way online, is getting a raw deal.

Friends to the End — Can Congressional Leaders Overcome?

June 24, 2014

Never mind what that bitter old grump President Harry Truman said about folks in Washington having to turn to pets for genuine affection.

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