THE CONGRESS: The Score at Half Time

The battle of the 1960 Democratic presidential nomination, said the pundits at year's beginning, would be won on the playing fields of the 86th Congress. And what green fields they were. The Democrats had swamped the Republicans in the November elections (House 283-153; Senate 64-34); the Republicans were stuck with their refusal to spend their way out of the recession; their once-popular President was held to be an ailing lame duck. Four 1960-minded Democratic Senators —Texas' Lyndon Johnson, Missouri's Stuart Symington, Minnesota's Hubert Humphrey, Massachusetts' John Fitzgerald Kennedy—appeared on every score...

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