Most lawmakers — but not all — fared better than the average American in recent years.
While the median American household has seen its wealth plummet by 39 percent since 2007, these lawmakers saw large gains in their estimated wealth between 2004 and 2010, a Washington Post examination of congressional wealth found.
A Washington Post investigation finds that, contrary to many popular perceptions, lawmakers don’t get rich by merely being in Congress. Rich people who go to Congress, though, keep getting richer while they’re there.
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.