THE PRESIDENCY: Work Unfinished

Like toy boats in a bathtub, bright bits of Dwight Eisenhower's program are spinning crazily around in Congress, while others lie becalmed in the slack water of indifference. Mindful that Senators and House members are already yearning for a July 31 adjournment, the President observed last week that "the time is late" for action. And he gave serious thought to both short-and long-term cures for obstinacy and inaction on Capitol Hill.

The President considered a drastic immediate remedy: a special fall session of Congress. White House aides were predicting that, barring a...

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