Hollywood and Washington Meet, Awkwardly

Congress got its semi-regular dose of celebrity today with VIP testimony from Ben Affleck (violence in the Congo) and Seth Rogen (Alzheimer's disease). And Secretary of State John Kerry got to mitigate this attempt at a handshake.

Celebrity testimony is a time-honored way for Congress to get media attention, but apparently this year only the Senate was interested — the House rejected Affleck in favor of more traditional experts.