National Affairs: Stampede

Last week 25 disgruntled House Democrats forced a party caucus which they hoped would send a committee to the President protesting against inadequate patronage distribution. Large blocks of Democrats in the Senate bridled at the President's St. Lawrence waterway proposal (see p. 15). And though no one talked seriously of his losing control of his huge majority, there were two rounds which gave the President last week the political thrill he loves:

Senate. In the Senate the stampede was started by sly, fleshy Bennett Champ Clark of Missouri. A Democrat, son of a great...

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