John McCaslin

New approach

Stay tuned today to learn what Sen. John W. Warner, Virginia Republican, and Sen. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut independent, have up their respective sleeves to combat climate change — that is, if man can even tangle with Mother Nature.

The pair of politicians has called a morning press conference on Capitol Hill to reveal particulars of an agreement they've reached on climate legislation.

The agreement, which will be introduced as a bill after the August congressional recess, incorporates "new thinking" to ideas contained in other climate-change proposals.

Balancing act

Suffice it to say, Democrats were not happy to read that conservative publisher and broadcast mogul Rupert Murdoch's long pursuit of Dow Jones & Co. — and more specifically its prized Wall Street Journal — has finally paid off.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Christopher J. Dodd was among the first to respond, fearing the sale "poses a serious threat to our democracy."
Without naming Mr. Murdoch, the Connecticut senator said the "power of the media is swiftly being limited to a few controlling hands."
Then, he actually stole the "fair and balanced" slogan of the Fox News Channel, also owned by Mr. Murdoch, stating: "I am concerned that it will be very difficult for the Journal to offer fair and balanced reporting under the pressures of a giant media conglomerate."

John McCaslin

John McCaslin is a contributing columnist on and author of Inside The Beltway: Offbeat Stories, Scoops, and Shenanigans from around the Nation's Capital .

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