Honk if You Love Congress

I tracked down five people who approve of Congress. It was the hardest job of my life

Illustration By Tomasz Walenta for TIME

Thanks to remarkable reporting skills honed over my career as a columnist, I have hunted down the impossible. I've found three of the 658 people who bought Heidi Montag's album, a woman who ate her placenta and--right after the Anthony Weiner scandal--two women who wanted to see pictures of my penis. What more the Pulitzer committee expects, I do not know.

But I have never had so challenging an assignment as finding people who approve of Congress. A CBS News/New York Times poll claims 12% of Americans like the job Congress is doing. While that matches the lowest number ever recorded,...

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