THE CONGRESS: Getting Along in the Capitol

Few decisive U.S. Presidents have ever got along well with Congress. Harry Truman was still trying hard last week, and still getting his shins kicked.

His Reorganization bill, which six months ago asked for powers to streamline the overlapping, bureau-ridden executive branches of the war government, finally inched past the Senate. But its final form was still uncertain. Both the Senate and the House had made changes that galled the President (e.g., the Senate wanted to exempt the Maritime Commission from reorganization; the House wanted to exempt the Veterans Administration). Now the...

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