THE CONGRESS: Hell & Close Harmony

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In the Pall Mall room of Washington's Raleigh Hotel there was a grand celebration. All but nine of the Senate's 75 Democrats were present. Outside the door was a little wooden ramp of the kind whose appearance at any Washington hotel indicates that the President himself may arrive at any moment. Over the prandial tablecloth fluttered two perturbed tumbling pigeons, symbols of Peace. The Democratic Party was about to celebrate the accession of a new leader in the Senate, to drown old woes in new harmony.

Such last week was...

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