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Posts by Adriel Bettelheim
December 25, 2013
The annual congressional financial disclosure forms come in various sizes (from three pages to hundreds), styles (some are hand-written, others are farmed-out to third party accountants) and submissions (from on-time to extensions and even, possibly, amendments) with listed assets varying from college savings plans to professional sports teams.
As another year comes to an end, here is a look back at some of the most notable items gleaned from this year’s forms, which report assets from the 2012 calendar year.
January 2, 2013
It’s been a big week for the Emancipation Proclamation. On Monday and Tuesday, lines stretched around the National Archives for a rare viewing of the original handwritten document on the 150th anniversary of its issuance.
Across the National Mall, the Library of Congress is getting into the act Thursday, adding Abraham Lincoln’s handwritten first draft to its exhibit “The Civil War in America” through Feb. 18.
December 12, 2012
It’s endured Renaissance political intrigues, scandalized Chinese censors and partied at President Harry S. Truman’s 1949 inaugural.
Now, Michelangelo’s masterpiece David-Apollo is taking up temporary residence at the National Gallery of Art to kick off a yearlong celebration of Italian culture and serve as an inanimate goodwill ambassador at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration.