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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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Capitol Lounge Bids Farewell to One of Its Own

June 10, 2015

The proprietors of Capitol Lounge Wednesday will finally say goodbye to former employee Mike Schwarz via a happy hour benefitting his surviving family.

A Day In the Life of a Congressional Baseball Playing Mom

June 10, 2015

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Jeff Flake Psyched to Head to Outfield

June 9, 2015

While many of his colleagues continue to pour into the insanely crowded race for the presidency, Sen. Jeff Flake is excited about backtracking a bit.

Hirshhorn Stretching to Accommodate Yoga Faithful

June 9, 2015

See photos, follies, HOH Hits and Misses and more at Roll Call’s new video site.

Aloha, Taste of Hawaii Two!

June 9, 2015

Sen. Mazie K. Hirono is expected Wednesday to preside over the second annual Taste of Hawaii on Capitol Hill — a reception so widely attended last year that organizers had to book a bigger space this time around.

Crises Bring Out the Best in Congress, Ian Koski Maintains | Exit Interview

June 9, 2015

For all its flaws, the legislative branch, ex-staffer Ian Koski says, is truly at its best when adversity rears its ugly head.

Jeff Flake Unlikely to Play Castaway This Year

June 8, 2015

Sen. Jeff Flake in previous years has made a habit of going off the grid to test his mettle against Mother Nature.

Alexis Flake May Be Congressional Baseball’s Biggest Fan

June 8, 2015

Once upon a time, Alexis Flake, daughter of Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, met a somewhat mysterious stranger under the dazzling lights of Nationals Park.

CityCenterDC Scores Women’s World Cup Watch Party

June 8, 2015

The boorish behavior of certain FIFA officials has cast a pall over the beautiful game.

David Lugar Putting Cancer on Notice

June 5, 2015

David Lugar, son of former Sen. Richard G. Lugar, R-Ind., intends Saturday to take on his greatest challenge yet: nipping cancer in the bud.

Wu-ing the 2016 Presidential Contenders

June 4, 2015

Some political observers — particularly hyper-aware voters and road-weary campaign hacks — are already exhausted by the prospect of having to endure 17 more months of geopolitical grandstanding, nationwide caucusing and relentless speechifying only to wind up with a well-telegraphed grudge match between two languishing political dynasties.

Feeling Lobstah Rolled

June 3, 2015

The anticipation, particularly among New England natives, was palpable.

Bill Nelson’s Private Hell

June 3, 2015

Friendly bets regarding the outcome of the Stanley Cup Final are flying around up here on Capitol Hill. But no matter who emerges victorious, Sen. Bill Nelson is destined to remain the odd man out.

Getting on Steve Scalise’s Sweet Side

June 2, 2015

Just because a GOP lawmaker shepherds a bill through the fiercely partisan chamber does not mean that proposal will ever become law. But first timers who collect enough “yeas” can look forward to a calorific salute from House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.

SAVOR Something Different Every Night This Week

June 1, 2015

The confluence of classic Italian cocktails and budding craft brews has created the perfect storm for those interested in ushering in the arrival of June with a beverage in hand.

Louise Slaughter Hangs In There

June 1, 2015

A month after first laying eyes upon her official portrait, Rep. Louise M. Slaughter was expected Monday to finally join the former leaders silently watching over the House Rules Committee.

Mulling the 2015 Taste of America Finalists

June 1, 2015

The stage is set for one last bout, food-fight fans.

Pat Tiberi, Bill Pascrell to Ball at Bocce Bash

May 29, 2015

Reps. Bill Pascrell Jr., D-N.J., and Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio, will attempt to bowl over competitors onJune 1 at the 3rd Annual Congressional Bocce Ball Tournament.

Gird Your Loins for Testy Fest 2015

May 28, 2015

Always fantasized about taking the proverbial bull by the balls? The Montana State Society wants to help turn that dream into a reality via the 11th Annual Testy Fest.

House Aide Readies to Rock Awesome Con

May 27, 2015

Andrew Aydin, aide to Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., and co-author of the duo’s trilogy of graphic novels, this weekend is set to brave the wilds of Awesome Con solo.

We Are Watchmen Raps Things Up for Ted Cruz

May 27, 2015

Christian musicians We Are Watchmen want the world to know we’re all doomed — unless Sen. Ted Cruz is handed the keys to the White House ASAFP.

Join a Political Dynasty Lickety-Click

May 26, 2015

Author and aspiring genealogist A.J. Jacobs is on a mission to prove mankind is one happy family — a theory that has borne out previously unknown connections to a who’s who of political heavies.

Lamar Alexander Pines to Play Piano Man

May 22, 2015

Nothing worse than watching plans for a nice, leisurely long holiday weekend dashed by the political ambitions of contrarian colleagues.

Hillary Clinton Chugs Along

May 22, 2015

Presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton Friday is dragging campaign reporters — kicking and screaming, no doubt — to one of the happiest places on earth. (No, it’s not Disney World.)

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