Is there anything more cliché than a politician holding a baby on Election Day? Former Virginia Sen. George Allen took the opportunity to mug for Tom’s camera with little Billy Valentine at the Fairfax County Republican Committee election party Tuesday in Falls Church. Allen’s wife, Susan, was right by his side to coo over the 2-month-old. To Allen’s credit, at least for once he wasn’t holding a football at a political event.
Rep. Christopher H. Smith, R-N.J., left, David Goldman, center, and Arvind Chawdra right, attend a news conference in the Rayburn House Office Building on international child abduction. Goldman and Chawdra are fathers whose children were abducted by their mothers and taken abroad.
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.