In the Senate, Republicans and Democrats snarled at each other across the Amerasia case like nervous football teams determined to fight it out through the line if it took all election season. Indiana's Homer Capehart, backed by 20 other Republican Senators, demanded that the Senate Judiciary Committee open a brand-new, full-dress investigation of the Justice Department's handling of the case in 1945. Maryland's long-jawed Millard Tydings promptly accused Capehart's team of being offside. Tydings' own special Foreign Relations subcommittee was already looking into Amerasia, he said; the Capehart resolution amounted to...

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