National security, said Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Baines Johnson to his Democratic caucus, is the issue that will "dominate the Congresses of free men for lifetimes to come." And the man who clearly intends to dominate that issue and the Congress itself in Election Year 1958 is none other than Lyndon Johnson. Last week, as he tirelessly loped through one of the most remarkable performances of a remarkable political career, Johnson stole the show from the other members of the U.S. Senate (50 Democrats, 46 Republicans) and House of Representatives (230 Democrats, 200 Republicans, 5 vacancies) who had gathered...

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