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Nora Grenfell is an intern for Roll Call and recent graduate of Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y. Nora was an editor of her campus newspaper, phe Spectator, in addition to serving as chair of the Media Board and working for the campus radio station. Nora hails from New York City, where she interned for the Nation magazine.
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When Ahmad Jan Ali says he risked his life to be here, he means it. The 26-year-old intern at the House Foreign Affairs Committee dodged bullets and kidnappers during the journey that brought him from his native Afghanistan to Washington, D.C.
It’s time again for Take Five, when HOH gets to know a Member of Congress through five fun questions. This week, we found out a few things about Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.), including the story behind her legendary hat collection.Q: What is your favorite Florida sports team?
The new exhibition at the Smithsonian Castle proves that no matter how far from us a war resides in time or space, photography can bring us closer to the battlefield.
Facing potentially treacherous weather, the Great Lakers and the Whiskey Caucus met on the National Mall and stayed through the rain for a battle that left the Lakers with a 21-13 victory.
Former Rep. Mickey Edwards (R-Okla.) thinks America could still become the world’s next top democracy. But there’s work to be done, as he explained Thursday night at Politics and Prose while discussing his book “The Parties Versus the People: How to Turn Republicans and Democrats Into Americans.”
Across from the Smithsonian Castle tonight, Jason Covey of Victorious Secret (11-9) channeled his inner Babe Ruth against Swift Justice (0-11). Standing at home plate chomping on a cigar, his team already leading 11-2, Covey slammed the ball into the outfield, rounding the bases and coming back home with his cigar still lit.
An old axiom says history is written by the winners. That was before the Internet. Bloggers write their own stories, win or lose, and government websites are using blogs to capitalize on the publics Internet addiction.
Lavagna Ristorante Italiano, located on Barracks Row, turned 1 year old Monday night. The celebration had all the ingredients of the best first birthday parties: proud parents, old friends and plenty of alcohol.
Donelle Harder is pursuing a masters degree, volunteers on weekends and recently moved from a position in the House to the Senate. Her greatest source of pride, however, is not her own career, but her efforts to advance the careers of other women on the Hill.
On Wednesday, the women of Capitol Hill shed their clothes ó for a cause.
It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for HOH to catch up with a Member of Congress through five fun questions. This week, Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) discusses his time in the doghouse and gives travel tips.
Itís Tuesday and time again for Take Five, HOHís weekly dose of five questions for a Member of Congress. This time around, we speak with Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.) about some of his likes (Charles Dickens, Batman) and dislikes (University of Missouri sports teams).
The exhibit Best in the World: Native Athletes in the Olympics, which runs through Sept. 3 at the National Museum of the American Indian, honors the accomplishments of and the hardships endured by Native Americans at the Olympic Games.
The Fourth of July is celebrated in every nook and cranny of the country, and lawmakers are typically back in their states and districts for the festivities.
Alexander Laska says he discovered his interest in politics while watching the 2006 election returns in his Connecticut home as part of an assignment for his AP Government class.
The CQ Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game has been played at Nationals Park since 2008. This year, the Nationals will transition from venue and sponsor to a member of the organizing committee in a move to strengthen its relationship with Capitol Hill.
Be advised: With thousands of participants and hundreds of exhibits covering the National Mall, a single person will not be able to see everything at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival during its 10-day run that starts Wednesday. But feel free to give it a try.
When the teams take the field for the 51st Annual CQ Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game, there will be one extra coach on hand.
Mae Stevens is used to the spotlight. The former competitive figure skater recently became a legislative assistant to Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-Mo.), and her path to Capitol Hill had both everything and nothing to do with ice skating.
Every week, HOH gives you a closer look at a Member of Congress through five fun questions. This week, we talk to Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) about “Portlandia,” why he’s a bow tie guy and his most embarrassing moment in Congress.Q: You are a legendary advocate of biking. Where’s your favorite place to bike in D.C.?
In an age when many politicians are struggling to find social media fluency and potential Twitter scandals lurk on every keyboard, some Members of Congress are trying to use the power and adaptability of social media to overpower its potential disadvantages.