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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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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.

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.

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.

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.)

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.

The Case of the Missing Senate Bean Soup

May 14, 2014

Politically motivated government shutdowns. Bottom of the barrel public approval ratings. Career-ending sex scandals.

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.

Food Lovers Bombard Cory Booker’s Twitter Feed

May 13, 2014

Sen. Cory Booker was up and at ’em early Tuesday, greeting his social media flock with an invitation to toss a few local shops his way in order to some them much-deserved love during Small Business Week 2014.

Diaz-Balart Aide Assists in Pot Bust

May 12, 2014

An aide to Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., has sent some bumbling drug dealer’s dreams up in smoke.

DC Vote Rounds Up Pols, VIPs for Inaugural Ball

May 12, 2014

Advocates for extending voting rights to the District are adding another weapon to their coalition-building arsenal: the (local) star-studded gala.

Brewery Ommegang Cooks Up SAVOR Counteroffensive

May 9, 2014

Bummed about missing out on the barley- and hops-fueled bacchanal taking over the National Building Museum this weekend?

California Democrats 'Cher' a Moment

May 9, 2014

By virtue of having to operate in the minority, House Democrats Michael M. Honda and Ami Bera automatically do not have the loudest microphone in Congress.

Chaffetz, Gowdy Talk Turkey Over 'Za

May 8, 2014

An HOH tipster bumped into Reps. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., at We, The Pizza late Wednesday night and swore the two chums seemed to be plotting something serious.

Jared Polis’ Legendary Gaming Campaign

May 8, 2014

Reason magazine has dubbed Rep. Jared Polis the “Gamer Congressman,” an honor earned by virtue of a lifetime spent mercilessly battling one’s way through fantasy worlds and virtual war zones.

Alan Simpson Dishes About Sex, Love and Marriage

May 7, 2014

Former Sen. Alan K. Simpson is truly milking this whole “I’m-retired-and-over-80-so-I-can-say-whatever-I-want-now” thing but good, letting it all hang out in an interview about affairs of the heart with WNYC reporter Anna Sale.

Staffer Stunned by John Culberson’s Monumental Rant

May 7, 2014

A House staffer learned, after sharing what sounds like a terribly uncomfortable elevator ride with Rep. John Culberson, that not everyone in Washington appreciates our museum-rich landscape.

Officer Debonair, at Your Service | Overheard

May 6, 2014

“If anyone gives you any problems about being late for your meeting, just tell ‘em THE good-looking officer held you up. They’ll know who you’re talking about.”

Becerra Aides Help Spread Mariachi Madness

May 6, 2014

Sure, it’s a mostly manufactured holiday. But Cinco de Mayo can still mean big business here in D.C. — particularly for the well-connected musicians in Mariachi Los Amigos.

Arkansans Host Tornado Relief Happy Hour at Hawk ‘n’ Dove

May 6, 2014

Heartbroken Razorbacks can help funnel money back to their storm-ravaged state by attending the D.C. Chapter of the Arkansas Alumni Association’s “Helping Like a Hog” fundraiser Wednesday night at the Hawk ‘n’ Dove (320 Pennsylvania Ave. SE).

Congressional Democrats Host Pussy Riot

May 5, 2014

Senate Foreign Relation Committee member Benjamin L. Cardin, D-Md., and House Judiciary Committee member Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., are giving members of Pussy Riot, the all female punk collective that famously ran afoul of Russian President Vladimir Putin, an open mic on Capitol Hill with which to rail against human rights abuse and political oppression.

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