The Congress: Head Winds

Not in many a moon had Senate Republicans had such a marvelous time. All they had to do was sit back to enjoy−and heckle−the spectacle of Democrats embroiled in a messy and embarrassing intraparty wrangle.

The entertainment was a filibuster, staged not by Deep Southerners−the most frequent filibusterers of recent years−but by liberal Democrats, notably Oregon's Wayne Morse and Maurine Neuberger, Tennessee's Estes Kefauver and Albert Gore, Texas' Ralph Yarborough. Some of them, over the years, had conspicuously denounced Southern filibusters against civil rights measures. Ex-Republican Morse (he quit the G.O.P. in...

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