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Posts by Rebecca Gale

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March 10, 2014

David Ellis, Benton Ives Ascend to New Spots at CQ Roll Call

David Ellis, Benton Ives Ascend to New Spots at CQ Roll Call

Benton Ives takes over the helm of CQ Weekly magazine.

For those of you who follow the ins and outs of journalism news, some new faces are taking some top slots at CQ Roll Call.

David Ellis, a longtime Bloomberg top editor, is coming to NoMa as vice president of news.

Benton Ives, expert on all things finance and economics at CQ, is taking the helm of CQ Weekly, the glossy, wonkish magazine that appears on Capitol Hill desks every Monday morning.

Both will report to David Rapp, chief content officer at CQ Roll Call.


By Rebecca Gale Posted at 4:45 p.m.

May 14, 2013

Check Out the Bipartisan Bryce Bros

HOH is feeling the bipartisan love, at least when it comes to Senate leaders’ affections for Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper.

As our colleagues at #WGDB reported, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., have found something they agree on: Wishing that Washington Nationals star player Harper gets better after his run-in with Dodger Stadium on Monday night.

Check Out the Bipartisan Bryce Bros

Harper, left and Reid hang out at Nationals Park last year shortly after Harper’s call up to the majors. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)


In a game late Monday night, Harper slammed into an outfield wall at Dodger Stadium and required 11 stitches in his chin. The Nationals won 6-2. Harper was examined by physicians, and X-rays came back negative for a concussion, according to The Washington Post. According to, Harper’s playing status is day-to-day.

May 9, 2013

Capitol Tour for DSpan?

Denard Span, the Washington Nationals’ star center fielder and leadoff hitter, has a busy schedule in the coming months, especially if the Nats make a deep playoff push.

But one thing on his to do list? A tour of the Capitol.

He’s been to the White House but he has not had a chance to peer inside at the people’s Congress. And he even expressed interest at doing so if given the opportunity.

“There’s so much to see here. I don’t know where to begin. They need to have a chronological order to the city. Hoping to have enough time here to do that,” he said. “I see myself coming back [to D.C.] during the offseason.”

Span plays for D.C., lives in Crystal City, Va., and calls Tampa, Fla., his home. Perhaps there is a congressional office out there willing to host him on a Capitol tour?

December 4, 2012

How-To Guide on The Tell-All Memoir

The David H. Petraeus/Paula Broadwell scandal has receded from the headlines a bit, which means it’s only a matter of time before some publishing house approaches Broadwell for the next step in her life: the tell-all memoir.

For guidance, HOH has lessons Broadwell might do well to observe from an unlikely source: the John Edwards/Rielle Hunter affair.

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