Mass Power

"Like the 1927 Yankees"

After he led the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in its vote to cut off covert military aid to Nicaragua last week, Committee Chairman Edward P. Boland, a Massachusetts Democrat, asked House Speaker Tip O'Neill, a fellow Bay Stater, to authorize a closed-door session for the eventual floor debate by the full House. O'Neill happily obliged. The next day, Massachusetts Congressman Edward J. Markey helped dynamite a six-day legislative logjam holding up a House vote on a nuclear-freeze resolution by persuading O'Neill to engineer a virtually unprecedented change...

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