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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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Senate Aide Campaigns for Husband's Fly Gear

April 29, 2014

Lisa Schultz, the chief of staff of the Senate Chaplain’s Office, is on a mission to make sure her man, aspiring fashion template Tim Schultz, does D.C. proud in terms of looking, hmm-hmm-good.

Barney Frank Counsels Aspiring Public Servant

April 29, 2014

Retired Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., and liberal activist Alec Baldwin give a would-be politico a crash course in campaign finance reform.

Keep the Crises Coming -- Flack For Dan Synder!

April 28, 2014

Dust off those resumes, Capitol Hill communicators looking to jump off the rapidly sinking ships floating around Congress: Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder needs YOUR help flogging his perennially basement-dwelling squad.

No Joke: ‘Compared to What’ Edutains New Wave of Barney Frank Fans (Video)

April 28, 2014

NEW YORK — Flying directly in the face of confidence-draining legislative dysfunction and abysmally low congressional approval ratings, the few hundred Tribeca Film Festival fans who joined ex-Rep. Barney Frank for the emotional roller coaster ride of reliving his past came out on the other side laughing, cheering and feeling a whole helluva lot better about our elected officials.

Frank Discusses Gay Disclosure Fallout

April 28, 2014

Former Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., talks about how coming out impacted his political career.

Ready Rebukes Documentarians at Tribeca Film Festival

April 28, 2014

Jim Ready publicly chides "Compared to What" directors Michael Chandler and Sheila Canavan for dredging up retired Massachusetts Democrat Barney Frank's sordid past.

Barney Frank Doc Fits Right In at Tribeca Film Festival

April 27, 2014

AMTRAK NORTHEAST REGIONAL, EN ROUTE TO NEW YORK — Spending an hour-and-a-half immersed in the minutiae of retired Rep. Barney Frank’s day-to-day existence may sound like an odd way to spend a Sunday. But it’s part of the peek-behind-the-political-curtain cinephiles have come to expect from the intellectually challenging Tribeca Film Festival.

Colleagues Curious to See How Barney Frank Flick Plays Out

April 25, 2014

A couple of the folks who sat down to share memories of what it’s like to work alongside retired Rep. Barney Frank can’t wait to see how the Massachusetts Democrat will come across when his life story is screened this weekend at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Congressional ‘Chefs’ Ready Recipes for Gourmet Gala

April 25, 2014

With the 32nd Annual March of Dimes Gourmet Gala just days away, congressional tastemakers are dusting off old favorites and whipping up new temptations with which to woo support for charity cook-off bragging rights.

Next-Generation McDermott Aide Tries Power on for Size

April 25, 2014

When I was a wee lad, bring your kid to work day — aka anytime my grandmother was unavailable to watch my mischievous self — usually meant getting dumped in front of a typewriter in some empty office and being instructed to “have fun.”

John Walsh Wants to Serve Craft Distillers

April 25, 2014

Freshman lawmaker John Walsh has hatched a new plan for making fast friends in the Senate: get in good with their hometown hooch producers.

Give It a Rest, Pervs

April 24, 2014

Still? Really?

Ted Cruz Kills It on Social Media

April 24, 2014

Sen. Ted Cruz did a little troll hunting April 23, baiting the entirety of the Internet-enabled world with a perplexing pic of an urban safari that incited carnage across the social mediasphere.

Mark Begich Wins the Parody Game

April 23, 2014

Conservative activists have composed a spiteful ditty imploring Alaskan voters to give freshman Sen. Mark Begich the heave-ho this fall.

Millennial Activist Aims to Decode Congress Speak

April 23, 2014

Part of the reason 20-something pundit Matthew Segal accepted the challenge of hosting “OurTime with Matthew Segal,” a temporary radio show SiriusXM plans to air on weekends, is because he wants to cut through all the rhetoric Washington insiders typically regurgitate when confronted with a microphone.

Homesick South Dakotans Take Heart, Taco John Is on the Way

April 22, 2014

Midwesterners desperately in need of a Taco John’s fix should strap on their hungry pants on May 10.

Miriam’s Kitchen Carves Out New Award for Chris Murphy

April 21, 2014

Miriam’s Kitchen is so impressed with Sen. Christopher S. Murphy’s humanitarian work that the homeless aid group plans to honor the freshman lawmaker with the inaugural “Mission Possible Champion of the Year” award on May 3.

Staffer Suspects Senate Burger Switcheroo

April 21, 2014

As if congressional dining options weren’t sketchy enough, a Senate aide is now all salty about a purported bait and switch, calling into question the integrity of the American Grill’s signature Senate Burger.

Awesome Con Attempts to Morph D.C. Into Cosplay Capital of the World

April 16, 2014

Another day, another few thousand costumed characters kicking back outside the U.S. Capitol. That’s how Awesome Con organizers see things coming into focus on Friday, when they’ll attempt to assemble a collection of cosplayers by the reflecting pool in front of the Capitol in a bid to break a standing world record.

Web Comic Riffs on Jim Moran’s Plea for Higher Pay

April 15, 2014

Internet celeb Remy Munasifi has worked up a new tax day ditty ridiculing wasteful government spending, tedious filing practices and a certain Virginia pol’s pitch to have Uncle Sam slip lawmakers a few extra bucks.

Frazier Glenn Cross Has Long Had His Sights Set on Capitol Hill

April 14, 2014

Frazier Glenn Cross, the man suspected of killing two people on Sunday at a Jewish community center in Overland Park, Kan., has been trying to hitch a ride to Washington on the racial purity ticket for decades.

Wisconsin Republican Asks Members to Save Our Sausages

April 11, 2014

Wisconsin Republican Tom Petri took to the House floor Thursday to issue a dire warning to grill tenders the world over: Europe is coming for our pork products.

Tom Petri’s S.O.S (Save Our Sausages)

April 11, 2014

Wisconsin Republican Tom Petri took to the House floor Thursday to issue a dire warning to grill tenders the world over: Europe is coming for our pork products.

Vance McAllister's Dalliance With the English Language

April 10, 2014

Sure, he’s canoodler-in-chief NOW. But just a few short months ago, Rep. Vance McAllister was just another tongue-tied candidate spewing out muddled policy positions on social media.

Democrats Hustle to Secure 2nd Annual Capital Soccer Classic Win

April 9, 2014

House Democrats just barely edged out their GOP counterparts Tuesday to clinch the 2nd Annual Capital Soccer Classic, a friendly contest that featured few score changes during regulation play but threatened to become a nail-biter toward the end.

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