The Press: News from the Hill

What the reporter wanted to know was deceptively simple: How did the four members of Montana's congressional delegation earn their pay the previous week? The offices of three of the legislators responded, but that of the fourth, Senator Lee Metcalf, did not. Next time an answer may be forthcoming. The tiny Livingston, Mont., Enterprise (circ. 3,000) learned of Metcalfs taciturnity from the Capitol Hill News Service, a new and unusual press bureau dedicated to covering some Congressmen as they have never been covered before. In a snappish editorial the Enterprise concluded: "If we...

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