The Congress: Now the Talking Begins

By a vote of 290 to 130, the House of Representatives last week passed a sweeping civil rights bill and sent it to the Senate. The breakdown on the vote was interesting: 152 Democrats and 138 Republicans voted for the measure; 96 Democrats and only 34 Republicans voted against it. In other words, in one of the most lopsidedly Democratic Houses since the days of F.D.R., Republicans were vital to the passage of a bill for which the Democratic Administration means to take full political credit this year.

Tomfoolery. Because of the party-line...

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