THE CONGRESS: All in the Family

One of the first pleasant chores of a freshman Congressman is to decide how he will spend some $40,000 a year that he rates for office help. He can hire his clerks, secretaries and office managers from the pool of old pros who live and work around Washington (and run the chance that his secrets may soon be on the grapevine), or he can reward his friends and relatives with jobs. One hazard: if he puts someone with his own family name on the federal payroll, his open nepotism may well backfire when the payroll records are made public....

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