THE PRESIDENCY: Prediction

Chicago's ex-mayor, Ed Kelly, still one of the country's shrewdest political observers, dropped into the White House last week with a few Midwestern Democratic committeemen for an informal chat. On his way out, Ed Kelly made a little prediction about the man he had just seen: "Unless he gets hit by a freight train, he's going to be around for a long time."

Last week, the President:

¶ Misfired his first veto at the Both Congress. The bill was a Senate resolution authorizing his old friend Burt Wheeler to continue private law practice while serving as...

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