A Glossary of DC-isms

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Eliot Nelson, political reporter and editor at The Huffington Post's Washington, D.C. bureau and the author of The Beltway Bible: A Totally Serious A-Z Guide to Our No-Good, Corrupt, Incompetent, Terrible, Depressing, and Sometimes Hilarious Government (St. Martin's Griffin, 2016), breaks down the often absurd terminology that drives the gears of Washington’s sprawling bureaucracy.