THE CONGRESS: By a Hair

Fight on, my men . . .

A little I mehurt, but yett not slaine;

He but lye downe and bleede awhile,

And then He rise and fight againe.

—Percy's Reliques

The President, unhorsed in the Senate battle over civil rights, came a cropper again, this time in the fight in the House to overthrow the Taft-Hartley Act. Harried from every side, his congressional forces were trapped between a softened version of the Taft-Hartley Act and the Administration's moderately toughened version of the Wagner Act.

As the debate rolled into its second week, Speaker Sam Rayburn made one last effort to break...

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