The Nation: A Manic-Depressive Six Months

For the eager freshmen Democrats who took office in January, the failure of Congress has been disillusioning and frustrating, particularly since many argue that the President lacks a real legislative program of his own. "He just keeps saying, 'No, no, no,' "declares New Jersey's Andrew Maguire. Last week TIME correspondents followed four of the chastened freshmen Congressmen as they toured their districts and tried to explain to their voters—and themselves—what went wrong during their first six months in Washington. The reports:

GEORGIA'S ELLIOTT LEVITAS. When Levitas, 44, went to Washington last January, he...

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