Nation: Clash on the Hill

With the President coaching from the sidelines, the U.S. Senate last week clashed head-on with the House by voting, 44 to 38, to modify a house-approved ban on $37 million of surplus-food shipments promised to the United Arab Republic. The Senate version, which now goes back to the House, would permit such shipments if the President finds them "in the national interest."

The House had voted the cutoff after U.A.R. President Gamal Abdel Nasser served notice that he intends to continue shipment of arms to Congolese rebels and averred that if the U.S. did not like his brand of foreign policy it...

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