The New Administration: Easing Into Power

"Remember," Richard Nixon admonished Republican congressional leaders last week, "we've got a Democratic Congress and we want to get along with them." His warning underscored what has become a dominant element in Nixon's plans for the immediate future. After a cautious campaign and a transition period relatively free of friction, Nixon apparently intends to ease through his first months of incumbency in much the same manner.

At a two-hour meeting in Washington with the Republican leaders of Congress, the President-elect made it clear that he had no intention of hurriedly sending an...

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