The Presidency: TheWeek

THE PRESIDENCY

President Kennedy was in ill humor at last week's press conference. He was, among other things, angered by the failure of Congress to move on the tax cut and civil rights bills.

"The fact of the matter is," Kennedy snapped, "that both these bills should be passed." But, he conceded, they stand almost no chance of being enacted before Congress goes home for Christmas Dec. 20. The President dourly predicted that the measures might collide on the Senate floor early next year, and the tax bill—with its $11 billion relief, which Kennedy, curiously, warns must come quickly to avoid...

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