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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:

Errant Pooch on the Loose in Cannon

Oct. 22, 2014

Anyone missing a sweater-clad canine?

Bobby McKenzie Slams ‘Foreclosure King’ in New Campaign Spot

Oct. 22, 2014

Democrat Bobby McKenzie utilizes an age-old TV favorite — the (overly) dramatic re-enactment — to shame Republican primary winner David Trott for making a buck off financially distressed Michiganders.

Scott Brown Writes Off Bay State Naysayers

Oct. 21, 2014

Senate hopeful Scott P. Brown has no interest in what non-believers from his former home state have to say about his bid to topple New Hampshire Democrat Jeanne Shaheen.

Politicians Opt to Swap Sweets, Brews and 'Cue in World Series Bets

Oct. 21, 2014

Whichever club clinches the best-of-seven World Series — be it the back-after-nearly-three-decades Kansas City Royals or the ring-collecting San Francisco Giants — stands to earn their respective congressional delegations a humdinger of a celebratory feast.

Armchair-Quarterbacking Jim Inhofe’s Power Play

Oct. 20, 2014

With control of the Senate up for grabs this fall and little else to do while their bosses furiously campaign to keep collecting paychecks, congressional staffers have taken to their own type of fantasy role-playing: plotting out the new boss’s next move.

Jason Chaffetz’s Stolen Moments

Oct. 20, 2014

Rep. Jason Chaffetz doesn’t like being away from Washington, D.C.

NoVa Dems Bid Jim Moran Fond Farewell

Oct. 17, 2014

Northern Virginia Democrats on Thursday rallied around retiring Rep. James P. Moran at the sold-out 21st Annual Kennedy-King Dinner, a political fundraiser focused on feting progressive leaders and civil rights champs.

Dream Defenders Out ‘Vote or Die’ Diddy

Oct. 16, 2014

Back when he was still somewhat culturally relevant, Sean “INSERT NONSENSICAL NICKNAME HERE” Combs attempted to herd disenchanted youth into the election booth by spearheading the hyperbolic “Vote or Die” project.

D.C. Drowns in Whiskey Talk

Oct. 15, 2014

“Wow! I’ve never seen so many whiskeys I don’t recognize,” one apparently overwhelmed drinker declared as he surveyed the row upon row of handcrafted tipples trotted out by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States during its latest “Spirit of Mount Vernon” gala.

'Dogs Impersonating Biden' — It's a Thing Now

Oct. 15, 2014

In a world flush with insanely candid shots of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. being, well, Bidenesque, there’s only one way to outdo the freewheeling almost-leader of the free world: pair him up with canine doppelgangers.

Test Class Already Hooked on Line-Skirting Dining Service

Oct. 14, 2014

The super-secret Usher app has been helping a tight-lipped clique of well-connected bon vivants sidestep the restaurant reservation process for several weeks now. Rumor has it that some of the early adopters may not be able to go back to living without it.

Hillary Clinton Fan Achieves Sheer Ecstasy

Oct. 14, 2014

“Ma, hurry and pull the car around!”

DC Vote to Celebrate Pro-Democracy Efforts at Annual Gala

Oct. 14, 2014

The autonomy-seeking advocates at DC Vote — a District-minded group backed by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton — plan to honor the Herb Block Foundation Wednesday for continuing to nurture the spirit of democracy.

GOP Prepares to Invade NoVa

Oct. 10, 2014

The GOP wants a piece of the Old Dominion. Which is why Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and Senate hopeful Ed Gillespie rallied the troops Oct. 9 for an impending “deployment.”

Old Rick Weiland Medicine Show Hopes to Strum to Senate

Oct. 9, 2014

Rick Weiland, the former Hill staffer hoping to return to D.C. as the next Democrat to serve South Dakota in the Senate, has suddenly found himself thrust into the spotlight thanks to a trio of quirky campaign songs that have actually been a long time coming.

Steve King Embraces Twitter Hate

Oct. 8, 2014

Rep. Steve King doesn’t appear to be the least bit fazed by all the rhetorical jabs thrown at him on social media.

Jimmy Kimmel Gets a Read on Joe Biden

Oct. 7, 2014

It’s no wonder Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. feels like he’s been reduced to a living, breathing punchline.

Lee Terry Erroneously Courts New Constituency

Oct. 7, 2014

It would appear that Rep. Lee Terry, if only for a second, was up for making new friends on the World Wide Web.

Pols Give It Up for ‘Gone Girl’

Oct. 6, 2014

Suspense lovers weren’t the only ones desperately waiting for auteur David Fincher’s treatment of author Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl” to grace the silver screen. Solons and civic leaders couldn’t be prouder of the film.

Jeff Duncan Psyched About Blitzing ISIS

Oct. 3, 2014

South Carolina Republican Jeff Duncan has a little message for the hostage-takers and amateur videographers now known the world over as ISIS.

D.C. Watering Holes Embrace MLB Pennant Race

Oct. 2, 2014

We’re still weeks away from knowing if #ThisTown could serve as the backdrop for a fabled “Beltway Series.”

Congress-Obsessed Twitter Bot Is a Gas

Oct. 2, 2014

Many political observers turn their nose up at all the hot air routinely emanating from Capitol Hill.

Hi-Ya, Jim McDermott!

Oct. 1, 2014

Glad to see Rep. Jim McDermott is all warmed up for the new Bruce Lee exhibit coming soon to the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience in Seattle.

Must. Stop. Ebola. Memes.

Oct. 1, 2014

Now that the African-born Ebola outbreak has officially wormed its way onto U.S. soil, we must to band together to halt Internet pranksters from infecting our every social media stream with politicized takes on the deadly disease.

Shuffling Cory Booker Around

Sept. 30, 2014

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 44thannual legislative conference is officially in the books. And, unfortunately for the high-profile group, so is a glaring error about the actual stomping grounds associated with Sen. Cory Booker.

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