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Veteran retirements highlight how much Congress has made itself powerless

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Stay in any job for six decades and you’re bound to be a bit jaded when you finally retire. “I find serving in the House to be obnoxious,” Rep. John Dingell recently told the Detroit News. “It's become very hard because of the acrimony and bitterness, both in Congress and in the streets.” So he's stepping aside, after 59 years. Despite the obnoxiousness, he hopes his wife can keep the seat in...

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