John McCaslin

"I know that it would mean so much to him to have them both back as part of the Reagan team, especially during this important time of growth for the foundation," former first lady Nancy Reagan said in making the announcement.

Mr. Olson, who was U.S. solicitor general under former President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2004, continues to hold the record for presenting the most cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. And he's not slowing down any. He told Inside the Beltway this past weekend that he still leaves for work every morning at 5:30.


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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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