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Inside the Beltway

Recorded on August 11, 2004

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

For more than a decade, John McCaslin has covered the Beltway beat for The Washington Times, in his extremely popular, widely quoted, award-winning column. Now, in his new book, McCaslin explores a vast array of little-known political tidbits, using humor, touching stories, and exclusive inside details to show readers exactly how the political game is played, revealing the humanity (for better or worse) of today's biggest politicos. With his characteristic blend of humor and warmth, McCaslin relates exclusive stories that will make readers laugh, leave them outraged, and touch their hearts about politicians on both sides of party lines and both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue.

John McCaslin, a former broadcast news anchor, award-winning correspondent for United Press International, and member of the White House press corps during the Reagan Administration, pens the popular "Inside the Beltway" column for The Washington Times and Chicago Tribune Syndicate. His anecdotes have appeared in numerous magazines, including Reader's Digest. He's been a regular on National Public Radio's "Weekend Edition," a frequent substitute host of The Rush Limbaugh Show on the EIB Network, The Mary Matalin Show on CBS Talk Radio Network and The Oliver North Show on Radio America, and he presently anchors a weekly "Inside the Beltway" segment on the ABC affiliate in Washington. He was the 2000 Conference Chairman of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, which presented him with its 1999 Best-Column Award. Other recent honors include the 1999 Carlton Sherwood Congressional Media Award. He served on the Board of Directors of SCAN, Stop Child Abuse Now, and sits on the Board of the Old Dominion University Alumni Association.