THE PRESIDENCY: Time for Decision

The study period was coming to an end. In Washington, most of the reports and recommendations — on everything from farm politics to foreign policy—were in. and the President was engrossed in fashioning a program to present to Congress. With the 1954 elections casting long shadows ahead, that program—and what Congress makes of it—might determine the destiny of the Eisenhower Administration.

Last week there were few specific hints on the big decisions being made in Washington. But some measure of their sweep and scope could be picked up at the President's press conference. In 26 minutes and 22 questions, no...

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