National Affairs: Victory for Veto

"Whether I want it or not, I've got it, growled House G.O.P. Leader Charles Halleck. What Indiana's Halleck was tossing between his thick political calluses was the hottest potato that the President of the U.S. had thrown him all session. The assignment: keep the House from overriding the President's veto of Congress' cherished $1.2 billion rivers and harbors bill (TIME, Sept. 7), a pork barrel packed with projects dear to the folks back home—and offensive to Ike because it called for 67 new projects not in the Administration's budget. The bill originally rolled...

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