THE CAPITOL: Puerto Rico Is Not Free

To W. Swem Elgin, the doorkeeper, the three people at the door−two dark young men and an attractive woman−were just three more visitors to be admitted to the half-filled spectators' gallery of the U.S. House of Representatives. Timidly, they asked if they might go into the Ladies' Gallery and watch the Congressmen at work. "You got any cameras?" asked Elgin. The three said they had not. He motioned them through the swinging doors.

The chamber was quiet: 243 members had just answered a quorum call, and Speaker Joe Martin was counting the ayes...

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