Here is an interesting snippet:
"Congressional junkets and greenhouse gases
Memorial Day weekend is over for the rest of us, but 'Memorial Day recess' continues for members of Congress, who aren't subject to the usual rules. And what are some members doing during the break? 'Reps. Rick Boucher, D-Va., Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., and four other members of the House Energy and Air Quality Subcommittee will travel for a week to Copenhagen, Berlin, Brussels and London,' according to one published report. The purpose of the 'fact finding mission'? To get a first-hand look at how these countries are reducing greenhouse gases, congressional aides have explained (apparently with a straight face).
How much would greenhouse gases be reduced, we wonder, if we could put a stop to congressional junkets?"