U.S. At War: Mister Speaker

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The Congress went home in the heat—nerves and bodies strained and weary, judgments irritable and unsure. In months of grueling tug of war with the Executive, the Congress had tried to regain some of its old independence, and had partially succeeded.

Now Congress came back in the crispness of early autumn, after two months' rest with the people back home.

Had the march of events and the visits home changed the temper of Congress?

—No Congressman came back white-hot mad. The first sign of trouble came from a regular source of trouble: Montana's acid,...

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