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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:

Restaurant Associates Orchestrates Sea Change in Food Labeling

Dec. 16, 2013

Rather than continue sparring with congressional staffers who keep clamoring for vegetarian-friendly dining options, Restaurant Associates is following the lead of crafty food lobbyists and is simply rebranding its output accordingly.

H Street Restaurants Feast on Foie

Dec. 16, 2013

As part of a special end-of-year promotion (Dec. 16-30), seven restaurants along the H Street Northeast corridor will serve holiday dishes featuring that most indulgent of ingredients, foie gras.

What Ted Cruz Talked About at 10,000 Feet

Dec. 13, 2013

Before he could make the late Nelson Mandela’s media-mobbed memorial service all about him by very publicly storming out (take that, Cuban President Raul Castro!), Sen. Ted Cruz had to get to South Africa.

C-SPAN Founder Brian Lamb Pressed About His Missing Credentials

Dec. 12, 2013

Veteran broadcaster Brian Lamb learned a valuable lesson about the all-seeing eye of social media Thursday. The founder and former CEO of C-SPAN casually strolled into the Senate without updated press credentials.

National Press Club Hosts Sid Yudain Memorial Saturday

Dec. 11, 2013

The late Sid Yudain, founding father of Roll Call, will be memorialized at 11 a.m. Saturday at a service in the Holeman Lounge of the National Press Club (529 14th St. NW).

Battle of the Juicy Lucys

Dec. 11, 2013

This column typically functions by having you, my devoted readers, send me out in search of that which your taste buds simply can’t live without, but today I’m taking the initiative.

Vegetarian Staffers Prep Last 2013 Feast, Plan for 2014

Dec. 11, 2013

The Congressional Vegetarian Staff Association wants to send everyone home for the holidays with a full belly, so it’s bringing in the Randy Radish to feed the masses at the final policy luncheon of the year.

Pooh-Poohing Rick Perry’s Food Bet

Dec. 10, 2013

We here at HOH LOVE when pols put regional foodstuffs on the line:

Menendez Pops the Question in Capitol Rotunda

Dec. 10, 2013

New Jersey Democrat Robert Menendez proposed to his girlfriend Monday in the Capitol, then whisked his betrothed away to the White House to celebrate at the annual holiday ball.

Flake, Edwards to Headline 2014 Washington Press Club Foundation Dinner

Dec. 10, 2013

Featured speakers Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., are officially on the hook to leave “This Town” laughing at the Washington Press Club Foundation’s 70th annual congressional dinner.

Making the Most of the Snow Day

Dec. 10, 2013

There’s no denying it. Winter is here.

Filner Receives Probation, Fine for Misconduct

Dec. 9, 2013

Bob Filner, the California Democrat who stepped down as mayor of San Diego amid a cloud of sexual-harassment allegations, was sentenced on Monday to complete 90 days home confinement, plus three years of probation.

Former Hill Aide Spins Pages’ Tales Into Political Thriller

Dec. 9, 2013

Newly minted author Michael Middlechurch uses the everyday drama of doing Congress’ bidding to propel the trio at the heart of his Hill-centric novel, “The Buddy System,” into the nightmarish side of politics.

The 5Kers of Capitol Hill: Running Mystery Solved!

Dec. 9, 2013

HOH has finally discovered where all those would-be marathoners — you know, the weekend warriors who flood city streets in matching T-shirts and kitschy headgear — are always racing off to:

Palin Book Critiques: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Dec. 9, 2013

Political pot-stirrer Sarah Palin’s new book, “Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas,” has been released just in time for the holiday shopping blitz.

This Year’s Most Beautiful Christmas Card

Dec. 6, 2013

The parade of self-styled holiday greetings has officially begun. And we dare suggest that the first vanity project to cross our desk may very well win the entire season.

John McCain Saves the Day at Harris Teeter

Dec. 6, 2013

Veteran Democrat aide Ty Matsdorf, who is typically bogged down amassing blistering opposition research, finally found something Republican to be thankful for on Friday: Sen. John McCain.

Deutch Doesn’t Play When It Comes to Piano

Dec. 6, 2013

As far as Rep. Ted Deutch is concerned, there’s always time to tickle the ivories.

Blackburn's Top Aide Strikes a Pose — From the Past

Dec. 6, 2013

It may be House staffer Mike Platt’s birthday.

Chaka Fattah Preps New Public Affairs Show

Dec. 5, 2013

Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. Chaka Fattah will add TV personality to his résumé next year, spearheading a forthcoming public access show dubbed “A Capitol Idea with Chaka Fattah.”

House Oversight Web Pages Snub Dems

Dec. 4, 2013

Far be it from us to tell de facto GOP bloodhound Rep. Darrell Issa of California how to conduct his professional affairs, but it would seem he needs to haul at least one more individual before his truth-seeking panel: whoever dropped the ball on maintaining an accurate committee website.

Greek Chefs Invade Congress

Dec. 4, 2013

As part of a push to promote the Hellenic diet, the foyer of the Rayburn House Office Building will be transformed into a “Mediterranean festival of feasting” Wednesday evening, featuring exotic foodstuffs prepared by headline-grabbing Greek chefs.

A December Eating Guide

Dec. 4, 2013

Got a firm ho-ho-hold on your holiday dining plans for the remainder of the year?

John Lewis, Top Shelf Productions Shower Congress With Free Comics

Dec. 3, 2013

Top Shelf Productions, publisher of the top-selling graphic novel based on Georgia Democratic Rep. John Lewis’ contributions to the civil rights movement, is spreading the wealth this holiday season, gifting his congressional colleagues with a free download of digital versions of “March” and “Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story.”

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