National Affairs: Hopes & Prayers

In addition to traveling the 2,500 miles to and from Texas for his Baylor speech, last week the President also:

Joined Mamie in entertaining 812 ailing soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines at the White House's traditional lawn party for hospitalized servicemen. For each of the 812 there was a handshake and a word of cheer and hope. "God bless you all," said Mamie to Airman 2/C Robert Marshall, a polio victim. "I'm keeping my fingers crossed and saying all sorts of prayers for you."

Contended that the expected $1.8 billion budget surplus does not justify a tax cut, should be used...

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