THE PRESIDENCY: Tougher & Better

Dwight Eisenhower slapped hard on the Cabinet table in front of him, snapped Republican congressional leaders out of their early-morning reverie. "It's a dole," said the President of the U.S. "I'm not going to stand for it." Ike was angered by the attempts of congressional Democrats to turn his unemployment-compensation bill into a loosely drawn federal handout to the states. And last week's humiliating defeat of the Democratic bill in the House of Representatives (see The Congress) was impressive evidence that Dwight Eisenhower—looking better and feeling better, more willing to fight for his own programs, more willing to use...