Politics: The President's Candidates

The U.S. Senate is President Nixon's domestic Cambodia, providing privileged sanctuary to an aggressive band of tormentors. But the Senate's border is vulnerable every two years on election day, and looking to Nov. 3 Nixon is fashioning an attack unmatched by modern Presidents.

If his assault succeeds, he will change the view he now sees when he looks east from the White House to the Capitol: a Senate that is too liberal for his taste and his plans. It has handed him two humiliating defeats on Supreme Court nominations, challenged his prerogatives in...

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