Inside the Beltway

Offbeat Stories, Scoops, and Shenanigans from around the Nation's Capital

Author: John McCaslin

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418508543

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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Award-winning columnist sheds light on people, places, and disorderly procedures in nation's capital. John McCaslin's "Inside the Beltway" column has been a favorite of Washington Times readers for years. Now, in his first book ever, McCaslin applies his special brand of humor and warmth, recounting his remarkable journalistic journey from Whitefish, Montana (where he reported on grizzly attacks), to the White House (where he covers an even more ferocious beast . . . politicians) and sharing the funniest, saddest, and most offbeat stories along the way. "Whether he's knee-deep in the bowels of Capitol Hill, or paying his final respects at an unkempt cemetery in Brazil (yes . . . Brazil), McCaslin digs deep for his one-of-a-kind collection of Washington tales. You can laugh, cry, and shout all in the same chapter. A fun and brisk read?and you'll know why I avoid Washington afterwards!" ?Rush Limbaugh "I read two things every day: the Bible and John McCaslin's column in The Washington Times. That way I know what both sides are up to." ?Paul Begala, former counselor to President Bill Clinton and a cohost of CNN's Crossfire "John McCaslin is a great storyteller. I love the way he writes?and he writes about all of the things I'm interested in. Whether you are a Democrat of a Republican, you will love this book." ?Sam Donaldson ABC News "John McCaslin is one of those few people in Washington who deliver every day. His 'Inside the Beltway' anecdotes are an antidote to the foibles of the famous in our nation's capital. This book is a must for those who know how to smile!" ?Oliver North host of War Stories on the FOX News Channel

Murder Inside the Beltway

A Capital Crimes Novel

Author: Margaret Truman

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345509668

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 9399

Rosalie Curzon, a Washington, D.C., call girl, is found bludgeoned to death in her Adams-Morgan apartment. At the murder scene a video camera is discovered nestled high on a bookshelf. Had the victim taped some of her clients during their sexual liaisons? As the investigation proceeds, so does business inside the Beltway. President Burton Pyle is heatedly running for reelection against consummate politician Robert Colgate, who is expected to win. Colgate, though, is not without cracks in his slick exterior: Rumors swirl about his failing marriage and various dalliances. But no one is prepared for the explosive development that erupts when the daughter of Colgate’s closest friend is kidnapped and Detective Mary Hall and rookie cop Matthew Jackson uncover a shocking connection between the abduction, the Curzon case—and a killer no one will see coming.

A Year Inside the Beltway

Making Economic Policy in Washington

Author: Sue Eleanor Headlee

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275970086

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

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American domestic and international economic policymaking is a sometimes bewildering mixture of economic expertise and political interests. Headlee elucidates the pivotal debates of the 2000-2001 economic policymaking cycle by walking readers through the major institutions and introducing the key actors involved. A section on domestic policy starts with a chapter on the state of the U.S. economy, followed by chapters on making fiscal policy, monetary policy, and labor policy. Each of these chapters on making policy is illustrated by case studies on Social Security reform, the Federal Reserve as financial crisis manager, and women and the economy. The international policy section starts with a chapter on the state of the global economy, followed by chapters on making trade policy, international monetary and financial policy at the U.S. Treasury, reforming the IMF, and the economic development of China. A useful introduction to the ins and outs of beltway policymaking for students of economics, politics, and policymaking.

The Devil Inside the Beltway

The Shocking Expose of the US Government's Surveillance and Overreach

Author: Michael J. Daugherty

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0985742216

Category: Political Science

Page: 504

View: 3561

"The Devil Inside the Beltway" is a chilling and personal story that reveals, in detail, how the Federal Trade Commission repeatedly bungled a critically important cybersecurity investigation and betrayed the American public. Michael J. Daugherty, author and CEO of LabMD in Atlanta, uncovers and details an extraordinary government surveillance program that compromised national security and invaded the privacy of tens of millions of online users worldwide. "The Devil Inside the Beltway" is riveting. It begins when an aggressive cybersecurity company, with retired General Wesley Clark on its advisory board, downloads the private health information of thousands of LabMD's patients. The company, Tiversa, campaigns for LabMD to hire them. After numerous failed attempts to procure LabMD's business, Tiversa's lawyer informs LabMD that Tiversa will be handing the downloaded file to the FTC. Within this page turner, Daugherty unveils that Tiversa was already working with Dartmouth, having received a significant portion of a $24,000,000 grant from Homeland Security to monitor for files.

Inside the Beltway

Author: Ellen Holiday

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781613725634

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 3168

Senator Davis Hudson has a silver tongue that has so far kept the stress off those lesser political organs, the heart and the brain. But he's just made a political speech that will transform him from a Senate back-bencher to a public figure and presidential contender—whether he's ready or not—and suddenly he wants his words and actions to mean something. It's a crucial time in his political career, and Davis needs all the publicity he can get. He just doesn't expect the highlight of his first CNN interview to be the conversation he has with makeup artist Kurt Lamb.Kurt is smart, politically savvy, and uninterested in being part of a congressional sex scandal, which is why he tolerates being Davis's dirty little secret. Despite the poor timing, Davis falls for him hard.But Kurt isn't the only skeleton in Davis's closet. Davis's ex-wife isn't happy that he's pursuing the presidency now, after all her years of hard work, and he has at least one more enemy on the Hill. Between them, they have all the tools they need to ruin a presidential candidate—and maybe his shot at happiness too.

Inside the Beltway

A Guide to Washington Reporting

Author: Donald Campbell,Wendell Cochran

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780813814940

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 233

View: 9444

The first edition of this book was an indispensable guide to covering the Washington news beat and became a genuine classic in the political reporting arena. The new second edition of Inside the Beltway expands, revises and updates the original to make it an even more essential tool for Washington journalists as well as a timely textbook for college-level public affairs reporting courses. New to this volume is a chapter that explores the press-government relationship, and how the Internet and cable television have altered this relationship. Chapters focusing on regional reporting and on the foreign correspondent in Washington are also new, along with a complete revision of the resource chapter, chock-full of Internet and website listings. Newly acquired interviews with dozens of practicing reporters and editors form the heart of the book. These interesting dialogues help the reader make sense of the political and bureaucratic maze of the nation’s capital. D.C.-based journalists, reporters outside Washington interested in winning promotion to the Washington bureau, government public information officers, journalism students and professors everywhere– all will benefit from the insight, guidance, and step-by-step strategies of Inside the Beltway: A Guide to Washington Reporting, 2nd Edition

Inside the beltway

a guide to Washington reporting

Author: Don Campbell

Publisher: Iowa State Pr


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 231

View: 8922


Assessing Health and Health Care in Prince George's County

Author: Nicole Lurie

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833046942

Category: Medical

Page: 174

View: 9246

Prince George1s County, Maryland, faces the ongoing challenge of ensuring the health of its residents in the context of severe fiscal constraints. To help policymakers address this challenge, this report describes the demographic and health characteristics of Prince George1s County residents; assesses health care system access and capacity within the county; and analyzes patterns of hospital and emergency department use.

Discrete Choice Analysis

Theory and Application to Travel Demand

Author: Moshe E. Ben-Akiva,Steven R. Lerman

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262022170

Category: Architecture

Page: 390

View: 4848

The methods of discrete choice analysis and their applications in the modelling of transportation systems constitute a comparatively new field that has largely evolved over the past 15 years. Since its inception, however, the field has developed rapidly, and this is the first text and reference work to cover the material systematically, bringing together the scattered and often inaccessible results for graduate students and professionals. Discrete Choice Analysis presents these results in such a way that they are fully accessible to the range of students and professionals who are involved in modelling demand and consumer behavior in general or specifically in transportation - whether from the point of view of the design of transit systems, urban and transport economics, public policy, operations research, or systems management and planning. The introductory chapter presents the background of discrete choice analysis and context of transportation demand forecasting. Subsequent chapters cover, among other topics, the theories of individual choice behavior, binary and multinomial choice models, aggregate forecasting techniques, estimation methods, tests used in the process of model development, sampling theory, the nested-logit model, and systems of models. Moshe Ben-Akiva and Steven R. Lerman are both faculty members of the Civil Engineering Department at MIT and affiliated with its Center for Transportation Studies. Discrete Choice Analysis is ninth in the MIT Press Series in Transportation Studies, edited by Marvin Manheim.