The Congress: The Pixy & the Gladiators

"We're being pictured as the bastards in this fight," said a Washington lobbyist for the American Farm Bureau Federation last week. "And we're happy to be tough enough to deserve the title." A few blocks away on Independence Avenue, a determined Farm Bureau foe was also warming to the fight. Night and day, Agriculture Secretary Orville L. Freeman, 43, was trying to find ways to shove his controversial farm bill through a balky Congress. "Nobody has mentioned compromise yet," said a Freeman aide. "The Secretary wants this bill and he's going all...

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