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Warren Rojas

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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:

Politically Savvy Student Owns Being a Congressional Albatross

March 17, 2015

Lauren Dickinson isn’t worried, per se, that she may be a harbinger of death (career-wise anyway) for self-styled, rockstar politicos.

Aaron Schock: Look at Me! (But Not Too Closely)

March 17, 2015

Rep. Aaron Schock’s penchant for seeking out the spotlight appears to finally have burned him.

Illinois Republicans Bust Their Humps to Navigate Unfriendly Skies

March 17, 2015

“Being a member of Congress does not exonerate you from having to endure the same headaches the rest of us airplane travelers have to deal with,” an HOH tipster said Monday after witnessing a pair of time-crunched lawmakers hustle to make it back to D.C. in a somewhat orderly fashion.

Alaska, Hawaii Delegations Get Piggy With It (Updated)

March 17, 2015

Updated 2:05 p.m. | Lawmakers from the two last-to-the-party states share not only unique geographic ties (neither is directly connected to the Lower 48; both boast treacherous terrain), sometimes they also break bread together.

Maine Pols Think Tom Moser Might Just Make It in D.C.

March 16, 2015

Maine Sens. Angus King and Susan Collins are slated to help christen Thursday the latest showplace carved out by artisan furniture maker Tom Moser.

HOH Word of the Week: Crisis Management

March 16, 2015

“Crisis management. Like PR fixers for the stars in New York and Hollywood, Washington, D.C. hosts a bunch of crisis-management firms whose client lists are often secret, and their tactics not exactly what we read about in civics textbooks.”

Members Succumb to March Madness

March 16, 2015

Ahhh, the middle of March. That time of year when the eyes of the nation turn away from anything and everything business-related and become locked on whatever electronic device is handy — TV, computer, smartphone — in order to keep track of that all-important commodity: one’s meticulously crafted NCAA bracket.

Patrick Leahy Focuses on Instagram

March 13, 2015

The Senate’s pre-eminent photography enthusiast, Patrick J. Leahy, has dipped his toe into the well of frozen moments splayed across Instagram, sharing snippets of what it’s like to do the people’s business for a living.

No Doc Fix for Barney Frank Fans

March 13, 2015

It appears self-styled equality champ Barney Frank can no longer catch a break in #ThisTown.

Playing Politics With Trending Themes

March 12, 2015

The kids, they’re trying to dispense/gather as much life affirming advice (#GoodAdvicein4Words) as possible over on the Twitter.

Why Are Members of Congress Following a Salacious Twitter Feed?

March 11, 2015

Why would several members of Congress line up behind what looks to be a porn-intensive Twitter feed? It might have something to do with a concerned Scotsman, a former Cabinet secretary and a sick little girl from Pennsylvania.

Staffers Can Let It All Hang Out in Pseudonymous Cloakroom

March 11, 2015

Recovering Hill staffer Ted Henderson wants to liberate congressional aides from the specter of having their deepest, darkest work gripes traced back to them via pre-existing communication platforms.

Someone Is Very Lucky Chuck Grassley Keeps Busy

March 10, 2015

The public relations team over at the History Channel ought to thank Jebus that a certain social media-savvy Iowa Republican wasn’t Web surfing Monday night.

John Lewis Bends Jon Stewart’s Ears About the Bad Old Days

March 10, 2015

Fresh off a trip to Selma, Ala., on the 50th anniversary of the landmark protest that would come to define his career in civil disobedience, Rep. John Lewis described the merits of “necessary trouble” to “The Daily Show” Monday.

Senate Restaurant Staff Rebel Against Benefits Freeze

March 10, 2015

The 30 or so remaining dining services personnel who got swept up in the transfer of power from the Architect of the Capitol to Restaurant Associates in 2008 may now need pols to rectify unforeseen circumstances that have soured the entire experience for them.

Medicare Lobby Is Sweet on Capitol Hill

March 9, 2015

Politically active seniors are circling D.C. this week, dispensing gourmet cookies and pro-Medicare Advantage anecdotes via the advocacy tool du jour: a custom food truck.

Congressional Softball Rivalry Resumes on June 24

March 6, 2015

It may be a frozen tundra out there right now. But things are sure to being heating up as pols and press begin training in earnest for the seventh annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game.

Stuck Inside? Start Wining

March 5, 2015

According to the National Weather Service, D.C. denizens can look forward to digging out from beneath 4-8 inches of fresh powder before this latest white out fades to black late Thursday.

Rolling With the DC Brew Crew

March 5, 2015

“By the end of the day, we’ll all be drinking buddies,” DC Brew Tour Guide Max Moline pledged as he pulled away from the curb and began inundating those of us who’d signed on for a mid-day swing through the various beer-making operations that have bubbled up across the area with trivia about barley- and hops-related beverages.

Snow Day? S’No Problem for Pols

March 5, 2015

The weather outside can get as frightful as it would like. But Mother Nature shouldn’t count on getting over on solons fully committed to spending Thursday exactly as they see fit.

Georgia Pol Puts Tom Price on Notice

March 4, 2015

Although he’s technically been out of politics for a dozen years, former state lawmaker Mitchell Kaye gave Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., an ultimatum Tuesday: Stand your ground on the Department of Homeland Security funding fight or prepare to be primaried.

Jocks Blanket Congress

March 3, 2015

Current and retired athletes — along with one of the winningest National Football League owners in recent history — Tuesday claimed home-field advantage on Capitol Hill, fanning out across the campus to dazzle feds and fans alike.

‘Walking Dead’ Wanders Into Steve Stivers Territory

March 3, 2015

After five seasons of fighting off fearsome, reanimated corpses that have relentlessly thinned their ranks and gruesomely robbed them of loved ones, the ragtag band of apocalyptic survivors on AMC’s engrossing drama “The Walking Dead” have finally stumbled upon a new threat: a survivalist federal lawmaker.

Team Bibi Bucks Chamber Rules

March 3, 2015

Staff for visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday apparently made themselves right at home while the boss addressed congressional leaders — so much so, in fact, that the decorum-flouting PR operatives ruffled some feathers among the reporting corps.

Charlie Rangel Hatches Healthy Eating Plan

March 2, 2015

Affordable Care Act sponsor Rep. Charles B. Rangel Monday proposed everyone take three small steps as part of a monthlong commitment to greater dietary awareness.

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