THE CONGRESS: The Big Target

The clangor of political strife resounded in Washington last week—not Democrats attacking Republicans, or vice versa, but Democrats flailing at Democrats. With time running out on the first session of the 86th Congress, Democrats exploded with pent-up frustration at their inability to make a partisan record and get hold of an issue. Their No. 1 target: their own shrewd, well-tailored Senate majority leader, Lyndon Baines Johnson.

In a flurry of manifestoes and speeches, the party's liberals roared out their annoyance at Compromiser Johnson's policy of trimming Democratic plans to fit political facts...

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