THE CRISIS: The President Yields to Congress

In the battle for power among the branches of Government, Watergate has clearly sapped Richard Nixon's strength as President and greatly raised the might of Congress and the courts. For months Nixon argued bitterly that the Senate Watergate committee had no right to any of his private tape recordings and documents. Last week he was forced to give ground.

At the committee's urging, Congress had passed a bill giving the courts authority to enforce the committee's subpoenas. To head off more controversy, Nixon grudgingly let the bill become law. Explained a White...

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