THE CONGRESS: The New Filibusterers

By the end of last week U.S. Senators had poured forth half a million words during three weeks of debate on the tidelands bill. This was too much for Majority Leader Robert A. Taft, who had a word for the tactics being used by opponents of the bill: filibuster.

He was "shocked and surprised," said Bob Taft, that such fervid Democratic opponents of the filibuster as New York's Senator Herbert H. Lehman, Illinois' Paul Douglas and Minnesota's Hubert Humphrey are now obviously engaged in one. He was not shocked but was irked at Alabama's Democratic Senator Lister Hill, a veteran...

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