THE CONGRESS: The 84th's Temper

Texas' Democrat Lyndon Johnson, who is in line to become majority leader of the U.S. Senate, flicked some ashes from a cork-tipped cigarette, scanned the roomful of Washington newsmen and spoke softly. "My daddy," said Johnson, "got all of us kids around the table at home when there was a decision to be made. He'd start off with words from Isaiah— 'Come now, and let us reason together.' " The advice that was good for the five little Johnsons, suggested Lyndon, would well serve both Democrats and Republicans for the next two...

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