$50 million Estimated value of trips taken by members of Congress and their aides and paid for by private groups from 2000 through mid-2005
$31,171 Value of the priciest trip--a London sojourn for Virginia Republican Thomas Billey Jr., courtesy of Brown & Williamson Tobacco
444% Increase in the number of cosmetic procedures--such as Botox injections--performed in the U.S. from 1997 to 2005
$12.4 billion Amount Americans spent on such work in 2005
73% Proportion of white people in New Orleans, up from 59% pre-Katrina. The black population fell from 37% to 22%
$3,654 Post-Katrina rise in the city's median income, to...