While the snoozefest season finale of The Real Housewives of D.C. kept many tee-vee viewers glued to their sets on Thursday night, the reality television letdown wasnt the only show on the air that featured Washington front and center.
Emmy-winning comedy 30 Rock spoofed Congress, as NBC exec Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) testified before the House Subcommittee on Baseball, Quiz Shows, Terrorism and Media about the impending merger between NBC Universal and KableTown. (Sound familar?)
Although Donaghy at first appears confident he can win Members of Congress over Do you know who gets elected to Congress these days? Former athletes, washed-up actors and women, he tells colleague Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) once in D.C., he faces the wrath of Rep. Regina Bookman, a tough-talking Congresswoman from Rhode Islands 1st Congressional district. Shes played by Queen Latifah, who quizzes Donaghy on his corporations diversity efforts.
And predictably, Donaghys efforts to prove his company supports diversity, um...
dont go so well.
Overheard on the Hill
Grandson Evan just born! 8lbs 8oz, 20 1/2 inches. Oh and did I mention?...hes perfect!!! Love Love. We are so blessed.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, announcing her familys new arrival via Twitter on Thursday afternoon. The Missouri Democrat also posted a photo of herself holding the new baby.
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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.