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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:

Funny or Die Skewers YA Flicks for New Lets Move! Plug

Sept. 3, 2014

First lady Michelle Obama pops up at the end of a new Funny or Die parody that swaps in nutritional hobgoblins for the living dead/pandemic event/fetishistic survival trials that seem to plague the protagonist of every young adult novel.

Separated at Birth: Mike Bishop Edition

Sept. 3, 2014

House hopeful Mike Bishop appears to have one of those faces.

Steve Stockman Not Going Gently Into That Good Night

Aug. 26, 2014

Short-timer Steve Stockman doesn’t see the roughly 12 legislative days standing between him and unemployment as a time to mourn. He’d rather bring in new blood to help shake up the establishment for a few more weeks.

Conservatives Co-Opt Ice Bucket Challenge to Needle Nancy Pelosi

Aug. 25, 2014

Can’t beat her? Mock her!

Mayday PAC Boosts Jim Rubens Against Scott Brown

Aug. 22, 2014

Fake pol Gil Fulbright wants to cause real problems for Senate hopeful Scott P. Brown.

GW Hoopsters’ Swing Through Congress A Slam Dunk

Aug. 21, 2014

Members of the George Washington University Colonials men’s basketball team had a ball wending their way through all the touristy spots in the Capitol.

Spend the Rest of Recess With ‘The Simpsons’

Aug. 21, 2014

FXX is effectively hijacking the rest of any animation-lovers’ summer by airing every Simpsons in consecutive order — all 552 episodes plus the 2007 feature film — beginning Thursday at 10 a.m.

Fed-Up Hill Types Get LaRouche Revenge on Wikipedia

Aug. 20, 2014

The August recess seems like the perfect time to hit the links, bask in the blessed absence of meaningless electronic blather — and perhaps settle a few political scores.

Groups Push ALS Activists to Look Past Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug. 20, 2014

The #IceBucketChallenge, that most ubiquitous of social media stunts, has not only captured the imagination of sitting politicos, parched celebrities and well meaning, but newly hospitalized philanthropists the world over, it’s got advocates thinking about how to tap into this seemingly limitless font of goodwill.

Harry Reid Snips Beard Baiting in the Bud (VIDEO)

Aug. 19, 2014

It took a week. But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has finally come clean about why he’s not partaking in the hairy contest Nevada Republican Dean Heller floated via the local press.

Chuck Grassley and the Magical Honeymoon History Tour

Aug. 19, 2014

Sen. Charles E. Grassley is spending part of the August recess revisiting many of the same natural wonders and tourist traps he and his wife, Barbara, would have swooned over during their original honeymoon.

John Lewis Gets Ballsier for ‘March: Book Two’

Aug. 18, 2014

It’s good to know Rep. John Lewis can look back on all the awfulness he experienced as a youth and laugh about it now.

Don Young Inches Closer to Remarrying

Aug. 18, 2014

Rep. Don Young can see himself walking down the aisle again.

John McCain Cuts a Rug at Apollo Fundraiser

Aug. 18, 2014

Sen. John McCain got loose over the weekend, strutting his stuff alongside Oscar winner Jamie Foxx during a glitzy charity shindig.

Steve Scalise, Loretta Sanchez Keep #IceBucketChallenge in the Family

Aug. 15, 2014

John A. Boehner and crew can relax.

Flashdance: Lawmakers Drench Themselves in Ice Water for Charity (Video)

Aug. 14, 2014

The Ice Bucket Challenge isn’t just for late-night funnymen and down-for-whatever daytime news anchors anymore.

Bustos Prods Pals: Be Good #IceBucketChallenge Sports

Aug. 14, 2014

Rep. Cheri Bustos has decided it’s “Game On!” as far as dumping frosty water on one’s self is concerned.

Flashdance: Lawmakers Drench Themselves in Ice Water

Aug. 14, 2014

The Ice Bucket Challenge isn’t just for late-night funnymen and down-for-whatever daytime news anchors anymore. Lawmakers have caught the water hurling-bug and Roll Call has compiled the best of the best into two minutes of glory.

Party on, congressional splash dancers!

Renee Ellmers Sucks GOP Leadership Into Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug. 14, 2014

Newly minted House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, come on down!

Lisa Murkowski Goes All In on #IceBucketChallenge

Aug. 13, 2014

Bucket, schmucket.

Congressional Bucket Brigade Swells (Video)

Aug. 13, 2014

At the rate things are going, every single congressional lawmaker may very will get roped into the #IceBucketChallenge before the end of the summer.

Roll Caller Throws #IceBucketChallenge to Wasserman Schultz

Aug. 12, 2014

The friendly #IceBucketChallenge that’s got everyone on social media dousing themselves with cold water just got real: Roll Call Editor-in-Chief Christina Bellantoni has officially thrown down.

Politicians Increasingly Game for Ice Bucket Challenge (Video)

Aug. 12, 2014

An infectious fundraising pitch has helped throw cold water on the notion that politicians today just don’t care about anything.

Hackers Jack GPO With Swedish Beats

Aug. 11, 2014

Is it wrong that we kinda dug the risqué enhancement rogue computer programmers unleashed on the Federal Depository Library Program homepage late last week?

‘Drunk History’ Extols Daniel Inouye’s War Record

Aug. 11, 2014

He may be gone, but the late Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, D-Hawaii, is not forgotten. Not even by the routinely punchy raconteurs who spin their webs on Comedy Central’s “Drunk History.”

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