The Congress: End of the Honeymoon

Stumpy Charles Abraham Halleck strolled into the Speaker's lobby of the House of Representatives wearing the sanguine smile of an Indian brave preparing to scalp a New Frontiersman. "I think we always had the votes to beat this one." said the Republican House minority leader. "And I think we still do.'' No matter how often the House Democrats counted the noses, no matter how hard they pleaded, cajoled and threatened, they could not come up with the magic number needed to pass President Kennedy's must bill to boost the $1 minimum wage to $1.25 and broaden coverage. History was...

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