THE NATION: The Art of the Possible

Leaving Harry Truman's office last week, the Administration's congressional leaders stood in a little cluster, wearing the aggressively confident expressions that politicians put on when they face a pack of reporters. They let Senate Majority Leader Scott Lucas do most of the talking. Recently returned to duty after a long bout with his stomach ulcers, he was a tailor's symphony in brown, and eager to make news. Congress, he said, could adjourn by July 31 or early August at the latest. The implication was clear: Harry Truman had decided not to...

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