THE WHITE HOUSE: Triple Trouble for a Beleaguered President

When President Ford returned from Asia last week, he invited G.O.P. congressional leaders to the White House for some early-morning coffee and firsthand reports on his travels. But the 22 top Republicans who gathered round the huge mahogany table in the Cabinet Room were not eager to hear about the President's chat with China's Mao Tse-tung (see story page 26). Nor was the Pacific Doctrine, which Ford enunciated in Hawaii, their main interest, even though it was a good restatement of U.S. policy and may well be helpful in reassuring Asian allies...

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