U.S. At War: The Lame Duck Session

The 78th Congress gathered in Washington this week for a session that promised to be short on legislation and long on oratory. Eighty-five lame-duck Congressmen will be having their last quack. The legislative program will be as short as the Administration can chop it, since the leadership hopes to stall most controversial matters until the presumably more sympathetic 79th Congress convenes. (Democrats, who have been inching along since June without an actual majority in the House, will gain at least 27 seats in the next Congress.)

Chief item on the calendar: Who was to...

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