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Congressmen Sleep In The Beds They Made—For Now

High rents in the District cause sticker shock for just about every newcomer, but a record number of this year's crop of newly-elected politicians are taking matters into their own hands. Instead of forking over part of their $174,000 salary, about a dozen are choosing to slum it at the office instead. Blow up air mattresses and Crock-Pots are the creature comforts of choice, which leads us to wonder where will all the schmoozing and networking that normally precedes a vote take place? Surely not over milk and spicy peanuts, Representative Walsh?

· The House Is Their Home [WaPo]