The Congress: Dead, Dying or Doubtful

I think we can elect a Democratic President, a Democratic House and a Democratic Senate, and I think when that is done this country can begin to move again.

—Candidate John Kennedy, Sept. 7, 1960

Last week Kennedy was in the White House, and the Democrats held overwhelming control of the Congress—against 35 Republicans in the Senate (one vacancy), 263 to 174 in the House. The result so far during the 1962 session of Congress: of some 50 bills, both major and of lesser importance, sent to the Hill with the Administration's imprimatur, only one of any real substance has...

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