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WashSpeak: SASC

03/31/11 11:21AM

SASC is Washington Speak for the Senate Armed Services Committee.Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joins Chiefs, will testify on Thursday in front of the Armed Services Committee about Operation Odyssey Dawn and the situation in Libya.If you have some Washington Speak you'd like us to clarify- send us an email dailyrundown@msnbc.com. read more

WashSpeak: Blue Goose

03/30/11 11:24AM

Blue Goose is the name for the special, bullet-proof lectern the president uses at press conferences and speeches.The Blue Goose travels everywhere with the president and it's taller than your average lectern and reportedly weighs several hundred pounds.If you have some Washington Speak you'd like us to clarify- send us an email dailyrundown@msnbc.com. read more

WashSpeak: Voice of God

03/29/11 11:39AM

Voice of God is another term for presidential announcer. The announcer is never seen but always heard when he announces the president's name into the room.The Voice of God can either be male or female.If you have some Washington Speak you'd like us to clarify- send us an email dailyrundown@msnbc.com. read more

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