National Affairs: Work Done

With the McCarran bill out of the way and the rest of its major chores all but completed, Congress was fidgety and anxious to be off for home and the hustings. But nobody dared leave until Harry Truman had made up his mind whether to veto of sign the anti-Communist bill; unless Congress is in session ten days after the bill goes to the White House, the President could quietly smother it to death with a pocket veto.† Between fidgets last week, the Congress:

¶ Received from the President a plan to create a new Civil Defense Agency, charged with coordinating...

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