THE PRESIDENCY: Control of Congress

One night last week five men filed softly into the White House and sat down with President Roosevelt for a secret talk. They were his legislative lieutenants at the Capitol—Vice President Garner, Speaker Rainey, Senate Leader Robinson, House Leader Byrns and Senator Pat Harrison. There had been in the month past many such night conferences at the White House whence participants had returned to Congress with their Presidential orders. But this one was different. The five Democrats emerged with their lips sealed. Not until the next day did the meeting become generally...

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