Capital Countdown

By: Garrett M. Graff

$160,000

New starting salary for a first-year associate at the law firm Fried Frank

$203,000

Salary of an associate justice of the US Supreme Court

22,000

Size in square feet of the new Madame Tussauds wax museum set to open at Tenth and F streets, Northwest

$35.6

Amount, in millions, in President Bush’s new budget to provide security for 2008 presidential candidates.