IT has long since become a cliche to talk of the caution and deliberation of Richard Nixon's presidency, which sometimes makes the White House seem like Miltown Mansion. But last week, for a change, the people's business was humming at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and on Capitol Hill at a tempo brisker than any heard since Lyndon Johnson's happiest days—and the tune was pretty much the President's. Nixon returned to the capital early in the week from his round-the-world tour with stops in Asia and Rumania; six days...

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