THE CONGRESS: Rankin's Revenge

Mississippi's rancorous old Dixiecrat John Rankin had been nursing his wounds and biding his time. He had been bent on revenge ever since House Democrats unceremoniously kicked him off the publicity-making Un-American Activities Committee. Last week, like an angry mosquito, he circled, swooped and stung Congress spang on one of its most sensitive political spots. Over the loud protests of his Veterans' Affairs Committee (seven members walked out on him), Chairman Rankin highhandedly rammed through a staggering pension bill which seemed designed as much to pay back his congressional enemies as to pay off the veterans. No Congressman likes to...

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