THE PRESIDENCY: The Coolidge Week: Apr. 9, 1928

¶ The more certain the G. O. P. Congressmen feel that President Coolidge will not be leading their party in the November election, the less do they feel obliged to fight for his ideas on legislation. Last week, following the President's message of renunciation to Wyoming (TIME, April 2), the three biggest bones of contention between the Administration and Congress—Tax Reduction, Muscle Shoals, Farm Relief—appeared more contentious than ever and the prospect of three vetoes increased. Also, the House passed a far smaller Navy bill than the Administration had asked. Also, the...

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