THE CONGRESS: Program Notes

In the congressional offseason, Washington's bare stage seemed especially inviting to the political Thespian. Thus, last week, did Minnesota's Democratic Senator Hubert Humphrey cartwheel out with a proposal that won top billing in a slow political week. Along with five other Northern and Western Democrats (Illinois' Paul Douglas, Oregon's Wayne Morse and Richard Neuberger, Montana's James Murray and Michigan's Pat McNamara), Humphrey circulated for publication a "Democratic Declaration of 1957." Its message: as soon as the Congress opens, make an attempt to end Senate filibusters and enact civil-rights legislation.

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