POLITICAL NOTES: Behind the Scenes

Senator Robert Taft, who is still Mr. Republican on Capitol Hill, already knows two things about the next session of Congress: i) he is bound to disagree with some of President Eisenhower's policies, and 2) the G.O.P. will best be served if he and Ike keep their disagreements to themselves. Last week Taft was discreetly campaigning for the job of Senate majority leader when Congress convenes on Jan. 3. His reason: the majority leader maintains hour-by-hour contact with the White House, is in the best position to thresh out policy arguments with the President before policies are announced.

Taft's logic...

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