Nation: Dissent & Defeat

"They've had their day in court," snapped a White House aide. "The debate is over." It was not, of course. Nonetheless, the Congress returned a clear verdict last week by voting with near-unanimity in both Houses to approve President Johnson's request for additional funds to finance the war in Viet Nam.

Passage of the Administration's bill came at the end of an often intemperate debate on the Senate floor, where the authorization bill was stalled for two interminable weeks, until finally Georgia's Richard Russell was moved to say: "I feel so deeply that national...

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