July 30, 2015

Warren Rojas

Bio:

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:

House Aide Excited to Welcome Everyone to Italo-American Club

July 30, 2015

The National Italian American Foundation and nascent Italian American Congressional Staff Association are teaming up Thursday for a meet-and-greet featuring food, drink and just a touch of nostalgia.

Longworth Scores a Baskin-Robbins

July 30, 2015

Cheer up, Creamery fans!

Farewell, My Indigestion: Bidding Adieu to Restaurant Associates

July 30, 2015

“But if you‘ll eat it, you never have to prove your courage in any other way.”

Friends Pour Into Pombo Portrait Unveiling

July 29, 2015

Sitting lawmakers and onetime House Natural Resources Committee staff returned to their old stomping grounds in Longworth Tuesday to honor former Rep. Richard W. Pombo.

House Republican Schedulers Not Down With Shortening Recess

July 28, 2015

The threat of possibly having to return to Washington next week kicked a number of House GOP aides into fight mode Tuesday, stirring up a series of angry emails denouncing leaders for endangering the anticipated August recess.

Satirist Sticks It to Prickly Presidents

July 27, 2015

SAN DIEGO — Cartoon Network “Regular Show” writer Patrick Baker once dreamed of running for higher office. He realizes, though, that his reframing of history in “The Presidential Dickerbook” — a satirical examination of the most egregious actions of our all-too-flawed commanders in chief — makes that unlikely.

Team 'Good Wife' Readies Hill-Centered 'BrainDead'

July 24, 2015

How’s this for a conspiracy theory: Congress ain’t just broke. It’s been overrun by mindless pols.

Support Democracy: Devour Drumsticks!

July 23, 2015

Uber, Nestlé and Capital One are teaming up Friday to see which side of the aisle also happens to be the biggest fans of brain freeze.

Congress, Between a Sausage and a Veggie Burger

July 22, 2015

Dietary allegiances were tested on Capitol Hill Wednesday, as the meat lobby and vegetarian-friendly toque Todd Gray squared off in a culinary tug of war for control of the hearts and minds — and mouths — of the legislative branch.

Trumping the 2016 Contenders

July 22, 2015

Dear presidential backbenchers: Why wait to have your own feud with rhetorical bomb-thrower Donald Trump when Time has a fully automated name caller primed and ready to propel you into the discussions of the day?

Congressional Bookworms Open Up to C-SPAN

July 22, 2015

Prefer your C-SPAN coverage a little less combative than vitriolic one-minutes or partisan committee hearings? Then tune that dial over to Book TV’s “Summer Reading” series, a literary love-fest that’s got lawmakers gushing about their favorite page-turners.

NAMA Offers Up Free Nom, Nom, Nom

July 21, 2015

Staffers who live and die by the omnipresent snack dispensers that dot congressional office buildings can, on Wednesday, feast on the future offerings the National Automatic Merchandising Association plans to dish out as part of its lobbying day.

Sporty Pols to Partake in Charity Tennis Match

July 21, 2015

Around a dozen intrepid lawmakers have agreed to prove their worth on the tennis court Wednesday by participating in the rapid-fire Washington Kastles Charity Classic.

Capitol Police Still Struggling With the Bathroom

July 21, 2015

Capitol Police are aces when it comes to keeping lawmakers and the rest of the congressional community free from harm. But a recent incident regarding sensitive equipment again left behind in restrooms portends that perhaps a refresher course on securing personal belongings maybe didn’t fully take.

New Site Makes Sport of Sizing Up Pols

July 20, 2015

Lawmakers looking for a little pick-me-up (or, possibly, some of the most depressing news ever) need look no further than the completely inane “Sexy Congress” selection tool.

Twitter Defends John McCain After The Donald Attacks

July 17, 2015

Presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Thursday continued his assault on the GOP establishment by publicly mocking Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on social media.

Mark Russell’s ‘Prez’ Hits the Ground Running

July 17, 2015

SAN DIEGO — What’s a 19-year-old political neophyte to do after getting propelled into the Oval Office by a viral video-obsessed electorate? The short answer is anything and everything satirist Mark Russell can throw at her in his reboot of the civic-minded comic, “Prez.”

Charlie Rangel Gussies Up His Staff

July 15, 2015

Need to spruce up your look? Mayhaps it’s time to enroll in the “dapper” lessons Rep. Charles B. Rangel has taken to sharing with congressional aides.

Patrick Leahy Pops Up in Latest Batman Teaser

July 15, 2015

When “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” explodes onto the big screen next spring, Sen. Patrick J. Leahy will most likely be able to once again watch himself contribute to the mythology of his favorite caped crusader.

Ed Royce Wants to Get Wild

July 15, 2015

House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce plans to bear down on anti-poaching efforts Wednesday by hosting a super serious policy discussion — followed by a two-hour mixer featuring free booze, nosh and face time with utterly irresistible critters.

Jeb Bush, Scott Walker Comics in the Pipeline

July 14, 2015

SAN DIEGO — Bluewater Productions is doing its best to keep up with the ever-widening field of 2016 presidential hopefuls.

‘March’ Team Prods Youths to Change the Future (Video)

July 14, 2015

SAN DIEGO — Some 50-plus years since committing to drag a deeply divided nation toward a brighter tomorrow, Rep. John Lewis recently turned not to well-heeled donors or seasoned pols for help, but to a roomful of children.

John Lewis Grooms Next-Generation Activists at Comic-Con (Video)

July 13, 2015

SAN DIEGO – Rep. John Lewis not only dressed as a revolutionary leader during his second appearance at Comic-Con International, he behaved like one — seizing the opportunity to shape young minds by taking the future firmly in his hands.

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