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John McCaslin

John McCaslin

Articles by John McCaslin

Inside the Beltway

Dialogue between Republican Reps. Paul Broun of Georgia and Todd Akin of Missouri. Published February 27, 2009

Inside the Beltway

An early sampling of 2008 tax returns by the IRS shows about 15 percent have errors involving the recovery rebate credit Published February 26, 2009

Inside the Beltway

"Slander!" Rep. Peter T. King, New York Republican and ranking member of the Homeland Security Committee, repeated not once, not twice, but four times during an interview with Inside the Beltway upon his return this week from leading a congressional fact-finding mission to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Published February 25, 2009

Inside the Beltway

Only one month in office and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has already been handed more responsibility than arguably any vice president in recent memory - tapped by President Obama on Monday to be steward (if not subsequent scapegoat) of the massive, nearly $1 trillion economic-stimulus package. Published February 24, 2009

Inside the Beltway

The Democratic National Committee has a new political director, Clyde Williams, who previously served as senior policy adviser at the community-minded Clinton Foundation, vice president of the Center for American Progress (a think tank dedicated to exposing "the hollowness of conservative governing philosophy") and deputy chief of staff at the Agriculture Department. Published February 23, 2009

Inside the Beltway

Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl and Fox News host Greta Van Susteren are the latest to echo this columnist's question: "Does President Obama practice what he preaches?" Published February 20, 2009

Inside the Beltway

Media exposure surrounding the Feb. 12 crash in suburban Buffalo, N.Y., of Colgan Air Flight 3407 practically has been nonstop. Published February 19, 2009

Inside the Beltway

Who said former judge Robert Bork doesn't have a sense of humor? Published February 11, 2009

Inside the Beltway, Feb. 6

Lest there be any confusion, this columnist is a red-blooded American male. I say so because of the initial response I received from Nancy Pelosi this week when I asked her about the bumpy start for President Obama and his administration, from his tax-dodging Cabinet choices to a pork-laden economic bailout package she herself had a hand in crafting. Published February 6, 2009

Inside the Beltway

Given the current economic crisis that President Obama warns will only get worse before it gets better, Inside the Beltway has inquired why Senate Democrats for a "retreat" Wednesday rented high-end conference space at the glitzy Newseum, just three blocks from the U.S. Capitol, rather than huddling in any number of congressional meeting or hearing rooms. Published February 5, 2009

Inside the Beltway

Republican Study Committee Chairman Rep. Tom Price of Georgia says the decision by former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle to withdraw his nomination to become Health and Human Services secretary "provides a glimmer of hope" -- and not because of Mr. Daschle's overlooked taxes. Published February 4, 2009

Inside the Beltway

What do Miss America 2009 Katie Stam and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have in common? Published February 3, 2009

Inside the Beltway

The Republican National Committee has narrowed the stormy eight years of George W. Bush's presidency to two words, a legacy now adhered to white cotton T-shirts being sold on the RNC's official Web site for $15.95: "Courage. Leadership." Published February 2, 2009

Inside the Beltway

That was the "first former welfare mother to serve in Congress," as Rep. Lynn Woolsey's official bio states, reciting "the good, the bad, and the ugly of the Bush administration" on the House floor this week. Published January 30, 2009