The first duty of Republican leaders of House and Senate last week was to go over to the White House, at the President's invitation, to hear Mr. Truman inform them (and their Democratic colleagues) that he was planning to proclaim a national emergency, and to tell them why. For the first time in a long while, the invitation included Robert Taft. It marked the beginning of White House overtures to the man who will probably take over leadership of G.O.P. foreign policy from ailing Arthur Vandenberg.

The members of Congress, 18 of them...

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