THE ADMINISTRATION: Ford: Giving 'Em Heck on the Hustings

The Lincoln-Washington birthday recess is a congressional institution, but last week Congressmen back home for the ten-day holiday got an earful, and their ears were burning. What in the world were they doing at home, their constituents wanted to know, when the economy needed their full attention? "There is a real irritation around here that Congress recessed," reports New York Republican Peter Peyser. "People have been coming up to me and saying, 'Why aren't you down there doing something about all this?' " An aggrieved constituent told Virginia Republican Caldwell Butler: "Any...

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