Newshawks at the White House could not miss it: Franklin Roosevelt's mood had changed. His whole legislative program was in the pot and boiling. At last everything was coming to a head. The Social Securities Bill, the Banking Bill, the Utilities Bill, the Wagner Bill, the fate of NRA. And last week at that important juncture, suddenly the irritability which had marked his recent actions dropped from him. His "winter peeve" was over. Once more he was the President of two years past, taking the political initiative, breaking precedents with verve and satisfaction.

Last week it looked indeed as if...

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