Two of Americas nerdiest pastimes politics and comic books are coming together this week in the form of a new graphic novel. Political Power is a 96-page book that tells the stories of Presidents Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama through drawings and dialogue bubbles.The book is being released by Bluewater Productions as a part of its comic biography series. The series is a spin-off of the companys Female Force line of comics, which recently published a novel on women in the media featuring animated versions of Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Walters and Meredith Vieira.In the past, the Political Power series has featured novels on such political heavy hitters as former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).Celebs, Celebs EverywhereMembers of Congress are (mostly) out of town, but turn around anywhere in D.C. on Wednesday and youll probably spot a celebrity.Actress Anne Hathaway and model Christy Turlington Burns are on tap to join White House adviser Valerie Jarrett and World Bank President Robert Zoellick at the World Bank on Wednesday afternoon to promote development programs for adolescent girls in poor countries.On Wednesday night, Emmy winners Kristin Chenoweth and Rhea Perlman will join country singer Jimmy Wayne and Sen. Mary Landrieu for the 12th annual Angels in Adoption Gala at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, honoring 140 people for their work on behalf of children. The Louisiana Democrat co-chairs the Congressional Coalition on Adoption.Overheard on the HillI dont understand how u can pay for a ticket confirm a seat, check in exactly 24hrs ahead and NOT get the seat you reserved and paid full fare for. Arrrggg US Airways. Cindy McCain, wife of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), venting about her travel woes Wednesday on Twitter.Submit your hot tips, juicy gossip or comments here.Cant get enough HOH? Get a midday dose of fun and gossip with HOHs One-Minute Recess, delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here because everyone deserves more recess.
From left, Lisa Peng, daughter of Peng Ming, Grace Ge Geng, daughter of Gao Zhisheng, and Ti-Anna Wang, daughter of Wang Bingzhang, hold pictures of their imprisoned fathers during a House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building titled “Their Daughters Appeal to Beijing: ‘Let Our Fathers Go!’”
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.