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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:

STEM Researchers to Dazzle Teens, Lawmakers With Science

Nov. 12, 2014

A handful of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fellows are making the most of a whirlwind trip to D.C., huddling this week with administration officials and education-minded solons all in the service of stoking the analytical minds of tomorrow.

Jim McDermott Marshals Support Around 'Korengal'

Nov. 12, 2014

Ex-Navy psychiatrist-turned-Rep. Jim McDermott will attempt to kick-start a conversation about veterans’ mental health issues by hosting a screening Thursday of the Afghanistan war-tracking documentary, “Korengal.”

Thundering Herds Expected Wednesday for Bison Day Fest

Nov. 11, 2014

The bison lobby is storming back onto the Hill Wednesday for its annual congressional reception — a celebration of things large, lumbering and mammalian.

Diran Lyons Rings Obama’s Bell

Nov. 10, 2014

Pop culture slicer-and-dicer Diran Lyons has pieced together a new video wherein President Barack Obama maintains a laser-like focus on just two things: razing hell and sinking putts.

Pro-Japanese Politicians Honored for Their Global Outreach

Nov. 7, 2014

While the rest of us spent the week fixating on everything that is wrong with Congress, the Japanese extolled the good that federal lawmakers can do by conferring one of that country’s top honors upon Washington Democratic Rep. Jim McDermott and Wisconsin Republican Reps. Tom Petri and Jim Sensenbrenner.

Bend the Elbow With Northwesterners at Annual Beer Fest

Nov. 7, 2014

The state societies for expats from Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington are once again taking over the North Hall of Eastern Market to celebrate their favorite regional export: craft beer.

Barbara Lee Delivers Her Own Wave

Nov. 6, 2014

Yes, yes, the Republicans have decisively taken over both chambers of Congress for the first time in nearly a decade.

Politics and Prose, Busboys and Poets on Same Page About Expanding Readership

Nov. 6, 2014

The independent D.C bookstore no serious author — lawmakers included — can ignore and the socially conscious meeting place fostered by political activist Andy Shallal are coming together to help venerate the written word.

Virginia Democrats: Kind of Blue

Nov. 5, 2014

The raft of incoming GOP lawmakers that flooded the rapidly reddening maps TV news outlets relentlessly flashed on election night did little to shake the resolve of Virginia Democrats.

Mark Warner and the (Almost) Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Night

Nov. 5, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va. — After stringing a hotel ballroom full of supporters along for over four-and-a-half hours — and, himself, being kept in the dark about his professional future by nebulous return results — Sen. Mark Warner made an executive decision to call the still-undecided race in his favor.

Election Night Partyers Drink It All In

Nov. 5, 2014

Keeping tabs on the shifting electoral landscape is much easier to do with a drink in your hand. At least that’s what HOH took away from the spirited exchanges we encountered in D.C. on election night 2014. At a watch party in The Jefferson Hotel organized by owner Connie Milstein, guests were greeted with warm smiles and air kisses — and then immediately hustled into a faux voting booth.

In the Trenches With Jake Tapper: Election Overload Edition

Nov. 4, 2014

It’s Election Day 2014!

In the Trenches With Mark Preston: Election Overload Edition

Nov. 4, 2014

While some Washingtonians blissfully lounged around this weekend, Mark Preston, the Roll Call alumnus now serving as executive editor of CNN Politics, was in the office Saturday morning, all suited up and ready to help demystify the election projections process.

Scott Rigell Fans Rage Against Sketchy Voting Machines

Nov. 4, 2014

Voters in Virginia’s 2nd District attempting to return Republican Scott Rigell to Congress next year were met Tuesday with temperamental touchscreens that seemed to have completely different plans.

Electoral Roller Coaster: Brace Yourself Edition

Nov. 4, 2014

The problem with most — nay, every — campaign is that there must invariably be a winner and, pardon my French, a loser.

Electoral Roller Coaster: Ridin’ High Edition

Nov. 4, 2014

Looking good, champ!

Newt, Electing for Some Downtime

Nov. 3, 2014

With just hours to go until the Election Day buzzsaw officially rips apart half the nation’s hopes and dreams, candidates are hustling to sew up every last possible vote any which way they can.

Turned On? Tune In! Or Drop Out (Whatevs)

Nov. 3, 2014

Election night 2014 is looking like it’ll be a nail-biter.

Integrating Church and State

Nov. 3, 2014

Worried your candidate won’t have a snowball’s chance in hell on Election Day?

Jim Moran Recounts Raucous Bipartisan Brawl

Oct. 31, 2014

Cheers to Matt Laslo for getting retiring Rep. James P. Moran to open up about how incensed pols used to settle their differences in #ThisTown.

George Clinton Up to Get Down With D.C. This Weekend

Oct. 31, 2014

Singer, bandleader and newly minted author George Clinton is scheduled to crisscross Chocolate City over the next few days, starting with an under-the-radar trip to the Library of Congress.

Trey Radel Sheds Coke Charges

Oct. 31, 2014

Disgraced former Rep. Trey Radel has managed to keep his nose clean. So authorities have gone ahead and made that whole nasty cocaine business disappear.

Jared Polis Completes Jury Duty

Oct. 30, 2014

Rep. Jared Polis has now, officially, sat in judgment of his fellow man. The verdict: Jury duty is A-OK.

Medium Rare Brings Fried Turkey Service to Barracks Row

Oct. 29, 2014

Medium Rare founder Mark Bucher is importing a holiday tradition to Capitol Hill: staff will fry up — for free — any turkeys folks brought by his new(ish) Barracks Row location on Thanksgiving morning.

Ohio Natives Stump for James Traficant Flick

Oct. 29, 2014

C-SPAN’s most prominent space cadet may be gone. But a handful of still-spellbound Ohioans — including Rep. Tim Ryan — simply cannot stop talking about larger-than-life former lawmaker James A. Traficant Jr.

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