THE CONGRESS: 12 Hours, 8 Minutes

Washington's lean, lanky Senator Harry P. Cain has been called "the No. 1 real-estate lobbyist in America," and says he considers it a compliment. Last week Cain proved his claim to the title.

Up for debate was a bill to extend federal rent control (due to expire June 30) for six more months, with a second six-month extension for those cities that wanted it. Administration leaders were pushing the bill hard for good political reasons—29 million people still living under rent controls were concentrated in such crucial states as Illinois, California and Pennsylvania. Harry Cain promptly announced a one-man filibuster,...

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