National Affairs: Incurable Habit

Though he is supposed to be serving as Senate spokesman for the Administration and the Republican Party, California's Minority Leader William Fife Knowland has an apparently incurable habit of throwing his burly body in the way of Administration proposals. He persisted in his ways even after he became a half-lame duck by deciding to resign from the Senate and run for Governor of California next November. And his poor showing in California's popularity-poll primaries last fortnight failed to subdue him. Hours after he got back to Washington he blocked the Administration on the issue of aid to Communist satellites (TIME, June...

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