The Congress: Biting the Bloodhounds

The legislative career of the war on poverty seems less like a series of congressional debates than an annual re-enactment of Eliza crossing the ice.

Each year the bloodhounds—mostly hard-breathing Republicans and South ern Democrats—nip closer, but each year Eliza stays an inch or two ahead.

After the Republican victories in the 1966 elections, the story seemed des tined for a speedy end. Not so. Last week, in the most dramatic victory the Johnson Administration has had in the 90th Congress, the House of Representatives approved the poverty program by the biggest...

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