Tuesday must have been a slow news day, judging from the satellite trucks converged on the National Mall to record engineers rappelling down the Washington Monument. When I asked photographer Bill Clark which networks were there, he grinned and replied, ‘All of them.’ The engineers were looking for damage from the August earthquake, and close-ups of their work were overdone. We kept coming back to this frame with a worker at the pinnacle as an interesting view of the day.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.