Scoring on a Reverse

With blocking from the democrats, Reagan wins another showdown

"When it came to the test, a bipartisan majority bit the bullet," said an exultant Ronald Reagan a few minutes after the votes were counted. Continuing his remarkable streak of legislative victories, the President had deftly corralled enough Congressmen of both parties into approving a contradictory but much needed correction to his economic policies. In retrospect, the 226-to-207 victory was hardly surprising: the President has made such miracles seem commonplace. What was out of the ordinary was the nature of the triumph. Reagan, who had...

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