The Nation: The Congress: A Fight to the Finish

RENT by bitter differences—some personal, others partisan—the 92nd Congress struggled vainly last week to wind up its business and adjourn for the year. Weary Congressmen, anxious to join friends and family for the holidays, testily fought for favored legislation, while the Administration and the Democratic majority tried to bloody one another as best they could. There was angry talk of filibusters, end runs, threats and bluffs. President Nixon weighed in with a harshly worded veto of a bill, originating in the Congress, to establish a national system of comprehensive child development and day...

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