Alex Gangitano

Word on the Hill: What’s Buzzing on Capitol Hill?
Settling baseball bets, Gabbard’s healing waters, and fishing for bad puns

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.

Anti-Hacking 18-Wheeler Parks Near the Capitol
Congressional aides got some advice from IBM experts ahead of the midterms

Congressional staffers naively joined a public Wi-Fi network as they settled in for an hour-long cybersecurity training. Little did they know that any websites they browsed on their phones were about to flash on a giant screen.

There was nothing too embarrassing. At least one person was killing time on ESPN.com.

Word on the Hill: What’s Buzzing on Capitol Hill?
Sean Astin wants to talk #climate, Cruz gets Hollywood endorsement, and IBM teaches cyber

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.

Stanley Cup Finally Gets Its D.C. Day in the Capitol
Washington hockey fans make the most of their first ever NHL championship

When the Stanley Cup was in the Capitol, true Washington Capitals fans stood apart from other hockey fans taking a quick break from their jobs during a recess day to see the famous trophy.

Many were wearing their allegiance on their chest.

Word on the Hill: What’s Buzzing on Capitol Hill?
Short-lived stint for Bono, Lieu’s wife on the ballot, and the Stanley Cup is in the Capitol

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.

Cory Gardner Has a Really Good Mitch McConnell Impression
Take Five: Gardner’s staff wants him to act cool in front of celebrities

Sen. Cory Gardner’s impression of Mitch McConnell was spot-on as he described that time during the tax debate when the pair talked marijuana.

The Colorado Republican has embraced the cannabis industry. But some of his colleagues aren’t so sure.

Cory Gardner Does a Mitch McConnell Impression, Talks Star Wars and Divulges His Run-In with Prince
 

Roll Call sat down with Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner to take five questions — a discussion that included which Star Wars character he would be, his favorite Senate leadership story (starring Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Orrin Hatch), his biggest pet peeve, and his chance encounter with pop legend Prince....
Remembering Tim Johnson: Congressional Baseball Game Was the ‘Love of His Life’
Former Oxley staffer died at 59 years old

Former staffer and Congressional Baseball Game staple Tim Johnson died Sunday after a decade-long battle with multiple myeloma.

He died at his sister’s house in Leola, Pennsylvania, at 59 years old. He had just celebrated his birthday Oct. 3.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s Syllabus: the Wrestling Match Over Foreign Policy
What life after Congress looks like for Florida Republican

Students at Miami University have some expertise coming their way next semester: retiring Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s legislative accomplishments and her husband Dexter’s background as a decorated Vietnam veteran.

They are teaching a course on Congress and American Foreign Policy during the spring semester at University of Miami, the school announced Monday.

Word on the Hill: What’s Buzzing on Capitol Hill?
More Bono backlash, Graves chips in on LSU fine, and The Dude rallying for Tester

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.

D.C. Eatery Serves Pizza With a Side of Female Democrats for Congress
Pizza Paradiso has pizzas for Ortiz Jones, Ocasio-Cortez, Underwood and Sinema

Forget eating pizza. These politicians are becoming it.

At least that’s the vision of chef Ruth Gresser, who owns Pizzeria Paradiso in D.C. She’s celebrating a handful of female candidates this cycle with a mozzarella salute, complete with a beer pairing.

Year of the Pizza: DC Restaurant Has Special Pizza Recipes Saluting Women Candidates
 

Local pizza joint Pizza Paradiso is slinging weekly pizza and beer specials leading up to Election Day paying tribute to various female candidates for office. Heard on the Hill reporter Alex Gangitano sat down with owner Ruth Gresser and beer director Drew McCormick to talk about the different pizza and beer combinations they came up with to represent aspiring congresswomen like Gina Ortiz Jones, Lauren Underwood and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez....
Word on the Hill: What’s Buzzing on Capitol Hill?
Reaction to Mary Bono’s new gmail; not cool, John Hugo; and latest on Ashford lobbying/not lobbying

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.

They Channel Out-of-Town Outrage
‘Herd on the Hill’ lives vicariously, delivering letters for people in far-away states

The president of Herd on the Hill went into a planning meeting and announced the name of her group.

Others gasped and grumbled. No press were allowed in the room.

Scalise: Threatening to ‘Stomp All Over’ Opponent’s Face Is ‘Unacceptable’
Majority whip criticizes Scott Wagner’s Facebook Live video

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise criticized a Republican candidate in Pennsylvania who threatened to “stomp all over” his opponent’s face while wearing golf spikes.

Scott Wagner, who is challenging Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, made the threats in a Facebook Live video Friday.

Seth Moulton’s First Child Arrives
Emmy Moulton was born Wednesday

Rep. Seth Moulton is a new father.

The Massachusetts Democrat and his wife Liz’s first child, Emmy Moulton, arrived on Wednesday in Boston.

Word on the Hill: What’s Buzzing on Capitol Hill?
John Cena at the LOC, Kennedy for O’Rourke, Culberson’s health and is Ashford lobbying?

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.

Frankel, Brooks Push for Girls Education on International Day of the Girl
Bipartisan effort aims to help girls around the world stay in school

In their travels around the world, Reps. Lois Frankel and Susan W. Brooks have seen firsthand the challenges girls face when it comes to getting an education. So to mark the International Day of the Girl, the two lawmakers are introducing legislation to do something about it. 

The bipartisan effort, known as the Keeping Girls in School Act, would ensure the U.S. Agency for International Development spends allocated money to keep girls in school and get more of them into secondary schools.

Flood of Money After Baseball Shooting Routed to Charities
D.C. causes to receive $700,000

The Congressional Baseball Game has gotten so big that they had to find new ways to give away the money.

After a gunman opened fire on a Republican team practice in June 2017, a record number of fans attended the next two games. More than 17,000 tickets were sold in 2018.

Word on the Hill: What’s Buzzing on Capitol Hill?
Hating on the Yankees, real-life ‘Storage Wars,’ Boyle brings the sass, and Kanye’s here

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.