The Beltway Bible

What, exactly, is a “skintern?” Eliot Nelson, one of Washington’s funniest and most admired young journalists, knows how the sausage factory works and his new book, The Beltway Bible, is every citizen's must-have owner’s manual.

The Beltway Bible

The Beltway Bible

How is legislation crafted? How do you lose an election? What do “bundler,” “quorum call” and “omnibus” mean? Why do some of the White House’s most important meetings occur at a Starbucks? Why are Washington insiders obsessed with something called Jumbo Slice? What, exactly, is a “skintern?” Eliot Nelson, one of Washington’s funniest and most admired young journalists, knows how the sausage factory works and his new book, The Beltway Bible, is every citizen's must-have owner’s manual. Arranged from A to Z, The Beltway Bible provides an insider's perspective of politics and government, breaking down both into easily-digested entries on subjects like how legislation is formed, the scope of the president’s power and an overview of federal agencies. Nelson also looks at D.C.'s less-well-known power structures: the internal pecking order of White House aides, the high school cafeteria power struggles behind party invites and the petty congressional arguments over how highway on-ramps are named. The Beltway Bible makes our complex government accessible in a way that will please everyone from Jon Stewart to John Doe. Eliot Nelson’s The Beltway Bible is tailor-made for Election 2016.

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The Beltway Bible
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Eliot Nelson
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-27 - Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

How is legislation crafted? How do you lose an election? What do “bundler,” “quorum call” and “omnibus” mean? Why do some of the White House’s most important meetings occur at a Starbucks? Why are Washington insiders obsessed with something called Jumbo Slice? What, exactly, is a “skintern?” Eliot Nelson, one
Inside the Beltway
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: John McCaslin
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-09-28 - Publisher: Thomas Nelson

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
A Year Inside the Beltway
Language: en
Pages: 286
Authors: Sue Eleanor Headlee
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

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
Cannabis Legalization and the Bible: Compatible or Not?
Language: en
Pages: 207
Authors: Rev. Paul J. Bern
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-12-27 - Publisher: Rev. Paul J. Bern

Reveals the “war on drugs” for the race-based, legislated criminal enterprise that it really is, shatters the myths about the allegedly addictive properties of marijuana, and exposes America's prison-for-profit prison and court systems. Goes into great detail about the huge economic and medical benefits of legalizing marijuana and its sister
The Vault College Career Bible
Language: en
Pages: 419
Authors: Vault Editors
Categories: Business & Economics
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Provides college students and recent graduates with overviews of career paths in key industries, and includes contact information for major employers and hiring trends for college graduates.

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