THE PRESIDENCY: Just Politics

Despite the foul-ups in his own party, Harry Truman had time to pay his respects to the Republicans. The occasion, in his busy week, was another "open house'' for Democratic congressional candidates, who arrived in Washington clucking nervously about the Wallace fiasco. Mr. Truman met them in his office.

It is "absolutely essential," he told them, that the U.S. elect a Congress which is in sympathy with the 1944 Democratic platform. Said he: "I don't see how any voter who thinks at all could vote for the Reece-Taft-Crawford* program. The difficulties with which we are now faced are due in part...

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