CORALVILLE COURIER EDITOR'S NOTE: Here's a story you probably won't see in the Iowa City DePressed Citizen. Why not? Because the liberal paper loves big government.
Washington is often accused of doing nothing, and the current Congress is on track to be one of the least productive in history.
However, as CBS News correspondent Nancy Cordes reports, there is one area where Congress has stayed busy -- spending money.
One government program spent $190,000 to study compost digested by worms. Another $856,000 went to train mountain lions to walk on treadmills, $10,000 for an Oregon children's theater production of "Zombie in Love" and $46,000 for a snowmobile competition in Michigan. Also, $414,000 was spent to update an Army video game meant to spur recruitment, a project already more than $25 million over budget.
All this, plus rabbit massages at Ohio State University, butterfly farms on Oklahoma tribal lands and an Iron Man suit under development at the Department of Defense.