THE WHITE HOUSE: Stirring Back into Action

For both Gerald Ford and the Congress, the diversions of summer are over. After summitry at Helsinki, vacationing in the Rockies and politicking in the Midwest, Ford returned to an increasingly political Washington approaching the start of an election year. At week's end he took to the skies again, flying into Maine and Rhode Island for more speeches, but that excursion would provide only a brief respite. Congress, too, will end its vacation this week, and as the capital stirs back into life, it finds the nation's worst problems persisting.

The President's popularity has steadily eroded with the dwindling days of...

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