THE CONGRESS: Out Listening to the People

With the future of Richard Nixon and his Administration in doubt, Congressmen and Senators were back home last week practicing the ancient—and essential—political art of listening to their constituents, to their views on Watergate, energy and all the other Problems that must be faced when Congress convenes later this month.

To learn what the politicians were hearing, TIME correspondents followed a representative seven as they sought out their voters: struggling with squawking microphones in community centers, high schools and veterans' halls, stomping through the gathering snow in Vermont and Illinois, walking...

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