National Affairs: Cloture Poker

The Senate has its traditions. One of them is free speech and another is poker. A great many Senators are extraordinarily hard workers, and of course relaxation is necessary. So poker has become a tradition, sub rosa. Last week the two traditions were brought together on the floor, to the great interest of venerable Senators.

Senator Underwood of Alabama (a Kentuckian by birth), one of the abler men of his party, "sound and conservative," who is serving his final term in the Senate, having announced that he will retire next March, had been pressing for...

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