THE CONGRESS: The Gut Fighter

(See Cover) Through the cloakrooms and corridors outside the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives the seam-faced, stumpy, blue-eyed man moved restlessly, relentlessly. Trying to collar enough votes to sustain the presidential veto of a budget-busting. Democratic-sponsored rural electrification bill, he took fresh aim at each of his Republican colleagues. To one he snapped: "Don't you forget that in 1960 you're going to have to run on Eisen hower's record." To another he appealed: "This is a straight political issue. Are you going to let the Democrats get away with...

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