INVESTIGATIONS: Tall in the Saddle

"You Senators and reporters—" said Senate Democratic Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson last week. "You better saddle your horses and put on your spurs if you're going to keep up with Johnson on the flag, mother, and corruption." Ever since the row about the $2,500 campaign contribution to South Dakota's Senator Francis Case (TIME. Feb. 20-27), Johnson had managed to be someplace else when there was talk of a full-scale investigation of lobbying. Now, having taken his expert soundings, he moved swiftly to the head of the investigation parade.

Johnson's idea was to expand...