The Congress: Restiveness

As the Kennedy Administration assaulted Capitol Hill last week with a bundle of legislative requests, signs of restiveness appeared among Democrats in both the Senate and the House. The President's personal popularity with the voters was obvious. Yet the mail in Congressmen's boxes was running heavily against many of his programs. And though Kennedy had a clear majority in both houses, his programs were clearly in trouble.

Many party regulars were willing to blame the President for at least part of the trouble. They are worried that he too often proposes legislation that...

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