Alex Gangitano

Tim Scott’s Former Intern Shot in Chicago
South Carolina senator says DaQuawn Bruce is “full of joy despite the pain”

After DaQuawn Bruce wrapped up his summer internship in Sen. Tim Scott’s office earlier this month, he returned home to Chicago for a quick break before heading to graduate school.

But less than two weeks later, the 23-year-old finds himself in physical therapy, recovering from a gunshot wound. Bruce was in his front yard on Friday in Chicago’s Riverdale neighborhood when he was hit by a stray bullet from a drive-by shooting. The bullet entered through his lower abdomen, traveled across his abdominal wall and fractured his pelvis. No vital organs were hit or damaged.

Summer Reading, Lawmaker-Style
What members of Congress have been reading — and you can, too!

Looking for a summer read? HOH has been asking lawmakers for months about the last book they read, and their choices have ranged from historical dives to books about their issues or districts.

Here are some of the interesting titles recommended by members of Congress.

Gary Peters’ Michigan Motorcycle Ride Includes Tariffs Talk
Michigan Democrat just finished his third annual #RideMI

For Michigan Sen. Gary Peters, an annual summer tradition has become a highlight of his year: driving his Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide around the state to meet with constituents. 

“If you have to go from Point A to Point B, why not do it on a motorcycle?” the Democrat said by phone Friday as he was heading out for the fifth and final day of his #RideMI bike trip. He ended it in Cadillac in Northern Michigan and spent all day Saturday riding back to where his journey began — his home in Bloomfield Township, outside Detroit.

D.C. Yoga Studio Offers F---Fascism Deal for Unite the Right Rally
“Let’s celebrate and fight for our right to be who we are,” Yoga District says

A D.C. yoga studio is taking the Unite the Right rally this weekend as an opportunity to call for peace and community.

Yoga District is offering a free meditation gathering for peace on Sunday at its studio on H Street from 8:15 to 9:15 p.m.,  the company announced in a Friday email.

Word on the Hill: What’s Buzzing Over Recess?
#RideMI update, members together over recess and Moulton’s take on Trump

We’re all over Capitol Hill and its surrounding haunts looking for good stories. Some of the best are ones we come across while reporting the big stories.

There is life beyond legislating and this is the place for those stories. We look for them, but we don’t find them all. We want to know what you see, too.

Word on the Hill: What’s Buzzing Over Recess?
Tech companies for diversity, high temperatures and intern appreciation

We’re all over Capitol Hill and its surrounding haunts looking for good stories. Some of the best are ones we come across while reporting the big stories.

There is life beyond legislating and this is the place for those stories. We look for them, but we don’t find them all. We want to know what you see, too.

Plaskett Cooks for Her Staff to ‘Bring Everybody’s Spirits Back Up a Little Bit’
Roll Call joined the Virgin Islands delegate for a potluck

Virgin Islands Del. Stacey Plaskett is a self-described “foodie.”

“That’s the love my husband and I [have]. We think a date is going to the grocery store, a really great grocery store. I love ethnic foods. I love to understand not just the taste of the food but understand why and how it’s related to people,” she said.

Del. Plaskett Shares Lechon and Other Island Food With D.C. Staff
At the Table, where lawmakers show Roll Call their favorite place for a meal on the Hill 

Del. Stacey Plaskett, a self-described “foodie,” occasionally whips up a homemade dish from her native Virgin Islands and hosts a potluck with her DC staff. Roll Call reporter Alex Gangitano sat down with the Democrat for a potluck this summer to talk about Plaskett’s favorite local foods and her continued efforts in aiding the islands’ recovery following Hurricanes Irma and Maria....
Word on the Hill: What’s Buzzing Over Recess?
Booker on Colbert, members over recess and thanks to Paul

We’re all over Capitol Hill and its surrounding haunts looking for good stories. Some of the best are ones we come across while reporting the big stories.

There is life beyond legislating and this is the place for those stories. We look for them, but we don’t find them all. We want to know what you see, too.

Feinstein Fighting Back at National Archives Over Kavanaugh Document Trove
Democrats want to see information about Kavanaugh’s time working for Bush

Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Dianne Feinstein isn’t happy with the National Archives.

The office is withholding documents related to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh from Democrats on the panel.

When Getting ‘Trumped’ Means Extra Dessert
Jim Warlick’s latest project is Presidential Scoops

When John F. Kennedy ate ice cream, he was on a boat, in a polo shirt, with his mouth open wider than the cone.

It’s executive moments like those that inspire Jim Warlick. The political history buff and JFK fanatic has branched out into frozen treats with Presidential Scoops, just a block from the White House.

From Trump's Extra Rich Chip to JFK's Birthday Cake, New Ice Cream Shop Has Something for Everyone
 

Jim Warlick, owner of White House Gifts, recently opened a presidential-themed ice cream shop. Flavors include Carter's Patriotic Peanut and Reagan's Raspberry Truffle. Heard on the Hill Reporter Alex Gangitano tried several flavors and spoke to Warlick about his new business....
Word on the Hill: What’s Buzzing Over Recess?
Big day in Ohio, lawmakers thanking veterans and members over recess

We’re all over Capitol Hill and its surrounding haunts looking for good stories. Some of the best are ones we come across while reporting the big stories.

There is life beyond legislating and this is the place for those stories. We look for them, but we don’t find them all. We want to know what you see, too.

Word on the Hill: What’s Buzzing Over Recess?
Peters motorcycle ride, Schatz’s Twitter campaign, and Payne “savage”

We’re all over Capitol Hill and its surrounding haunts looking for good stories. Some of the best are ones we come across while reporting the big stories.

There is life beyond legislating and this is the place for those stories. We look for them, but we don’t find them all. We want to know what you see, too.

Youth Revolution’s on the Syllabus at Jamie Raskin’s Summer School
Maryland Democrat’s summer program was incubator for gun violence walkouts

Rep. Jamie Raskin’s answer to the rough political climate is a little summer schooling.

“It’s been a tough time in Washington for the last couple years, and these young people give me hope,” the Maryland Democrat said of his political fellowship for 16- to 22-year-olds, Democracy Summer.

Kennedy on Kennedyisms: ‘I Try Not to Talk Like a Senator Is Supposed to Talk’
Louisiana Republican attributes his gift of glib to his constituents, his father and reading

Sen. John Kennedy  loves a good analogy and a witty one-liner, and they’ve gotten him more attention than most freshman senators get.

“For better or worse, this is the way my mind works, and it’s the way I talk, and some people like it, some people don’t, but we all are who we are,” the Louisiana Republican said.

Word on the Hill: What’s Buzzing on Capitol Hill?
First responder Fridays, shellfish Sunday, and Moore meets Negro League legend

We’re all over Capitol Hill and its surrounding haunts looking for good stories. Some of the best are ones we come across while reporting the big stories.

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Former Maloney Staffer Feels the Pain of New Deportation Policy
Maria Martinez’s family immigration story ended in tragedy

Maria Christina Martinez was 18 years old when nine Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents rolled up in black SUVs outside her family’s Newburgh, New York, apartment at 6 a.m.

They were looking for her father, Martin Martinez.

Word on the Hill: What’s Buzzing on Capitol Hill?
Trevor Noah on Jim Jordan, Colbert has an offer for Paul Ryan, and members on recess

We’re all over Capitol Hill and its surrounding haunts looking for good stories. Some of the best are ones we come across while reporting the big stories.

There is life beyond legislating and this is the place for those stories. We look for them, but we don’t find them all. We want to know what you see, too.

California Congressman Mourns Former Intern Killed in Tajikistan Attack
Rep. Adam Schiff said Geoghegan was an ‘uncommonly intelligent, caring and adventurous young woman’

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack in Tajikistan that killed Washingtonians Lauren Geoghegan and Jay Austin.

Geoghegan, 29, interned for Rep. Adam Schiff when she was in college at Georgetown University, NPR reported