THE PRESIDENCY: The McCarthy Issue

Tanned, rested, the President of the U.S. returned to Washington after six days in Southern California's sunshine. He−and the U.S.−needed all the energy he could muster.

One Urgent Task. In the great mass of problems awaiting the President, the most urgent was the McCarthy issue. It was entwined with another problem: the supersensitive mood of Congress. The four Senators who talked Army Secretary Stevens into the hurtful "Memorandum of Understanding" were all Republicans, but they were acting as Senators arrayed against the Executive, not as Republicans arrayed against the Democrats. Even that...

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