In about a decade, when he's eligible to start drawing from his Congressional pension and savings plans, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) will be able to tap into benefits worth between $1.12 million and $1.28 million, the conservative-leaning National Taxpayers Union estimates.
A genetically engineered AquAdvantage salmon looms behind an Atlantic salmon sibling of the same age.
What do genetically engineered salmon, school lunch standards, and a controversial abortion pill have in common? They're all part of the House agriculture appropriations bill that passed Thursday by a vote of 217 to 203.
The ag spending bill that keeps the country's farm and food programs rolling is often a magnet for specialized amendments, and this year it offers a peek into brewing battles over the federal deficit.
Originally published on Fri June 17, 2011 12:00 pm
By Ray Salazar
In Tell Me More's week-long series of essays honoring Father's Day, guests and friends of the program who are dads, and like a dad, have been reflecting on the joys and challenges of fatherhood. Today's last installment comes from Ray Salazar, Chicago teacher and father of two children.
Host Michel Martin and Tell Me More Editorial Assistant Lena Moses-Schmitt comb through listener responses from past stories. A grandfather responds to the program's week-long Father's Day essays, and one listener offers a correction to the conversation with Puerto Rican governor Luis Fortuno.