"Why keep bumping into a stone wall? asked New Mexico's Clinton P. Anderson of fellow Senate Democrats one afternoon last week. Clint Anderson's stone wall was Republican President Dwight Eisenhower, whose strong position on issues back home loomed higher and higher, even while Ike himself was off in Europe scoring a major breakthrough on foreign policy. Not since Franklin Roosevelt's heady first term had a U.S. President brought his will to bear on Congress with such effective force, and never before had a President so effectively controlled an opposition Congress. The labor...

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