While the blizzard of paperwork swept across Dwight Eisenhower's desk last week, the streams of visitors continued to flow in through the White House front door. There were more liaison luncheons with Congressmen. The Cabinet met as usual, with the now-standard minute of silent prayer to start the meeting, and the Secretaries came to the executive wing by a new route: their cars were brought in through a side gate to the back door, off limits to reporters and photographers. One morning congressional leaders turned up at 8 a.m. for orange juice and coffee, and a briefing...

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