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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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Adam Schiff Mounts Most Grueling Endurance Challenge Yet

May 30, 2014

Marathon enthusiast and Rep. Adam B. Schiff is switching sports this weekend to help support the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. He’s scheduled to hop into the saddle Sunday for the AIDS/LifeCycle ride — a weeklong trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

Ralph Hall Loves Making the Rounds

May 30, 2014

A House GOP aide said her boss was pleasantly surprised to spot one seemingly unflappable early bird buzzing about 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Friday morning: Rep. Ralph M. Hall.

Redskins Magically Fumble Senate Shaming Campaign

May 29, 2014

They may not be much for winning on any given Sunday. But man, oh man, do the Washington Redskins know how to keep things interesting.

Hospitality Vet Handicaps Taste of America Tourney

May 29, 2014

Journeyman toque Colin Abernethy was simply beside himself when he learned about what is going on in the regional grudge match that is Roll Call’s annual Taste of America showdown.

Long Live the Twitter Algorithm!

May 28, 2014

The professional friend finders over at Twitter must not know what to make of us.

Hill Center Fires Up Deal With Bayou Bakery

May 27, 2014

Capitol Hill denizens who prefer chicory-spiked coffee to Starbucks, fried-to-order beignets to gourmet cupcakes and seafood-filled po’ boys to, well, anything else, will want to get to know their new neighbor, David Guas, real well.

The Balls Are in Your Court, Testy Festers

May 27, 2014

All you Big Sky gourmands can once again feast on the unique flavors of home during the Montana State Society’s 10th annual Rocky Mountain Oyster-packed jamboree on Saturday.

Kelly Ayotte Thought Scott Brown Was Perfect for Massachusetts, Too

May 27, 2014

Ex-Sen. Scott P. Brown must be ecstatic about having his former colleague, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, stump for him Tuesday on her home turf of New Hampshire.

Take a Hike, Ya Lazy Bums!

May 23, 2014

The Senate overlords would like for everyone to get out and about today.

Picturing Life in Syria

May 22, 2014

Those curious to see how the other half lives — and by other half, we mean the innocents orphaned by ongoing insurrection — can get a sobering look into the struggle for survival in the Middle East Thursday night at the reception for “The Children of Syria” exhibition in the Russell Senate Office Building.

Hank’s on the Hill Woos Whiskey Drinkers

May 22, 2014

Our local Hank’s (633 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) is celebrating being in the running for a RAMMY award by offering up a special Jameson-spiked cooler on Thursday night.

Rocker Chad Smith Does D.C. Right

May 21, 2014

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer Chad Smith has banged out a whole bunch of special appearances this week, from hanging with first lady Michelle Obama at the first White House talent show to cracking wise about the music biz in front of the Capitol.

Wasserman Schultz Savors 'Clean' Living and Cooking

May 21, 2014

“She came out of the house today with her hands full of food,” Sean Bartlett, a spokesman for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, said of an early morning car ride during which his boss attempted to ply her staff with bites of banana-packed this and cinnamon-spiked that.

Dave Camp Aide Extracts Reality Show From Dustbin of History

May 20, 2014

“Spymaster USA” alumnus James Brandell — aka chief of staff to retiring Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., to you civvies — is marking the 10-year anniversary of his brief flirtation with reality TV stardom by screening the pilot episode of the short-lived show Wednesday night at 201 Bar (201 Massachusetts Ave. NE).

Former Lawmaker, Or Current? You Decide

May 20, 2014

We get that hanging it up after eight terms in the House must be tough. But ex-Rep. Leonard L. Boswell can’t seem to quit stretching the truth (facts be damned!) years after decamping from Capitol Hill.

White House Surrogates Pregame at Big Bear Café

May 20, 2014

The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities members Sarah Jessica Parker, Frank Gehry, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews and Chuck Close all made a night of if it Monday in Bloomingdale, taking over Big Bear Café at 1700 First St. NW for a private party filled with what sounds like good cheer and some pretty fabulous food.

Chad Smith, Others Beat Drums for Arts Funding

May 19, 2014

The National Association of Music Merchants and select members of the President’s Committee for the Arts and the Humanities will storm the Hill this week to drum up additional resources for arts education programs.

Military Flicks Invade Capitol Hill, NoVa

May 19, 2014

The GI Film Festival is bringing its army of thought-provoking films to the forefront this week, beginning with a sold-out world premiere in neighboring Old Town Alexandria and VIP screening Tuesday in Congress.

Daniel Inouye Gets Cornered on the National Mall (Video)

May 19, 2014

The National Museum of the American Indian is paying tribute to the late Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, a proud Pacific Islander who served as one of the founding directors for the interactive exhibition hall, as part of its “Living Aloha” festival.

Arts and Crafts at 'Living Aloha Hawai'i Festival'

May 16, 2014

Artisans produce native gifts for visitors to the National Museum of the American Indian.

Moses Goods Spins a Yarn at The National Museum of the American Indian

May 16, 2014

Folklorist Moses Goods of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii, regales the crowd at the "Living Aloha Hawai'i Festival" with a legendary tale.

Binge Drink to Brad Ingwell’s Health!

May 16, 2014

Local bartender Brad Ingwell may have to go through cancer treatment, but his pals in the industry are not going to let him do it alone.

Murkowski Throws Herself Into ALS Relief Efforts

May 14, 2014

Sen. Lisa Murkowski isn’t much for all the game playing that goes on in the Senate.

Tap Into Something Special With Barrel

May 14, 2014

Flipping a dive bar into something more respectable can be inherently risky. (See: Hawk ‘n’ Dove.)

House Hopeful Paints Brad Sherman as a Bum

May 14, 2014

Ex-congressional aide Marc Litchman is coloring in his campaign themes by leveling a new line of attack against cash-strapped incumbent, Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif.

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