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Luke Rosiak

Luke Rosiak was a reporter for The Washington Times.

Articles by Luke Rosiak

For ‘briefing,’ $20,000 lunch is on the House

A congresswoman who has been investigated by authorities for misuse of public money billed $20,000 to taxpayers for an elaborately catered luncheon this summer, the only one of its size funded by the public. Published August 31, 2011

‘Supercommittee’ members get plenty of funds from lobbyists

When congressional leaders earlier this month named six lawmakers from each party to a debt reduction "supercommittee," investing unprecedented power in a tiny cadre to slash funding, they set off a wild scramble among special interest groups to gain access and protect their interests. Published August 21, 2011

D.C.’s ‘Chocolate City’ moniker melting

Months after the District's "Chocolate City" moniker was melted by census figures showing that blacks' share of the population fell to half as the white population reached one-third, detailed numbers released Thursday show that among young adults, whites outnumber those of all other races combined. Published August 18, 2011

Phil Soriano is outnumbered by women during choir practice at Leisure World retirement community north of Silver Spring, where two-thirds of the residents are women. Among Langley Park's recent immigrants from South America, women are a small minority. (Pratik Shah/The Washington Times)

Census: It’s a man’s world — or maybe a woman’s

An eclectic bunch of Washington-area locales, for wildly different reasons, have either a glut of men or a disproportionate number of women, according to a Washington Times analysis of newly released census data. The differences represent a basic dynamic affecting every facet of life for those seeking to date, those raising families and those trying to live out their days in comfort. Published August 15, 2011

Census paints Md.’s future a Hispanic hue

The face of Maryland's future will be vastly more colorful than its present, with nine of the state's 24 jurisdictions already majority-minority among young children, detailed 2010 census figures released Thursday show. Published August 11, 2011


Romney campaign raises $12 million from just 90 donors

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney raised more than $12 million from just 90 donations so far this year in an unprecedented use of a fundraising account that can accept unlimited, loosely-regulated contributions in support of a presidential bid. Published July 31, 2011

Jim Lawrence, 40, of the District, takes the last bicycle from the Capital Bikeshare stand near the Eastern Market Metro station in Southeast. The Bikeshare program offers an alternative way of getting around urban streets. (Pratik Shah/The Washington Times)

D.C. bike-sharing program crippled by own success

This summer, the city's innovative bike-sharing program has been crippled by its own success when it comes to commuting during rush hour, with bike racks completely empty — or just as often, completely full, making it impossible to drop off a bike. Published July 27, 2011

$35M of Obama’s $86M traced to bundlers

The campaign fundraising efforts of President Obama raised $86 million in the past three months from 500,000 people — but at least $35 million of it can be traced to just 244 well-connected supporters who collected contributions from wealthy friends. Published July 17, 2011

Romney raises $18M in race for the Republican nomination

Relying overwhelmingly on people making the maximum allowable contributions, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney amassed an $18 million campaign war chest that dwarfs that of other Republican presidential candidates, financial disclosures released late Friday show. Published July 15, 2011

**FILE** A Metrorail train of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Associated Press)

Pepco bidding process perplexes Metro

When Pepco, the newly crowned most-despised company in the nation, tries to give a raw deal to Metro, the transit agency Washingtonians love to hate, residents might consider themselves — the ones stuck with both — the only victims. Published July 11, 2011

Steering Hill leaders to drunken-driver devices

As House leaders prepare to roll out a massive six-year highway funding bill, among the many interests watching with anticipation are a handful of businesses that have pressed for a requirement that could take them from cottage industry to multimillion-dollar market overnight. Published July 10, 2011

**FILE** Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the top Judiciary Committee Republican (Associated Press)

Grassley seeks data on porn viewer

The Justice Department declined to press charges against an assistant U.S. attorney caught with child pornography, and the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee demanded Thursday to know why. Published July 7, 2011