THE CONGRESS: Congress' Week, Feb. 3, 1947

The time for politeness was past. Republicans and Democrats in the Senate were playing for keeps. Last week, for the first time in 14 years, Republicans knew what it meant, as the party in power, to have to strain every muscle to win a decision in a no-quarter contest. With the aid of Texas' "Pappy" O'Daniel they continued the special War Investigating Committee (TIME, Jan. 27).

Democrats feared that under Maine's Owen Brewster, the revived committee would spend most of its time turning up campaign ammunition for 1948. Publicly they charged that extension...

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