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John McCaslin

John McCaslin

Articles by John McCaslin

Inside the Beltway

President-elect Barack Obama's rise to power received more global news coverage than the Iraq war and several other leading news developments of the last decade combined. Published December 31, 2008

Inside the Beltway

Three weeks to go until Inauguration Day, and organizers of the corresponding pomp and ceremony are keeping their fingers crossed that any frigid temperatures keep glued to the north. Time will tell. Published December 30, 2008

Inside the Beltway

Virtually every class of accommodation within reasonable proximity to President-elect Barack Obama's Inaugural ceremonies is being let by money-hungry Americans hoping to cash in on the much-anticipated arrival in the nation's capital of the country's 44th president. Published December 29, 2008

Inside the Beltway

It's time to step down into the basement of the White House for the traditional reading of the holiday poem. Published December 22, 2008

Inside the Beltway

Mika Brzezinski was fortunate to be left standing after being mugged of $6 outside her Washington hotel Thursday morning while waiting for her chauffeur-driven car to pick her up for the 6 a.m. broadcast of "Morning Joe." Published December 19, 2008

Inside the Beltway

"Three-quarters of the miseries and misunderstandings in the world would finish if people were to put on the shoes of their adversaries and understood their points of view," Indian philosopher Mahatma Gandhi once said. Published December 16, 2008

Inside the Beltway

What a Monday it was in America. First, it was confirmed that the U.S. economy had fallen into a recession one year ago. Upon which the Dow Jones Industrials Average plunged nearly 700 points, setting a record for a one-day point drop. Published December 3, 2008

Inside the Beltway

Not that either elected official is hurting when it comes to household income, but President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. each will be getting a substantial raise by leaping from Capitol Hill to the White House. Published December 2, 2008

Inside the Beltway

Wow, the State Department Federal Credit Union doesn't mess around when its members fail to make contractual payments on time, going so far as to wake up its customers at ungodly hours of the morning. Published December 1, 2008