THE CONGRESS: Dawn Over Capitol Hill

All week Congress had been tapping its foot, waiting for the President's veto of the McCarran anti-Communist bill. In the House, when the page boys burst in with mimeographed copies of the message, members grabbed eagerly at the bundles, helped pass them out. With little more than a glance, they began shouting: "Vote! Vote!" And minutes after the clerk had intoned Harry Truman's 5,500 words of warning, they had overridden the veto without a word of debate, by a thumping 286 to 48.

In the Senate, half a dozen Democrats with the gravity...

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