THE CONGRESS: Picked Chicken

For the first time in U. S. history last week a Congress elected in November began its first regular session in January instead of in the December following. Reason: the 20th Amendment to the Constitution adopted to make the legislative branch of the Government more quickly responsive to the popular will as registered at the polls. Vice President John Nance Garner gaveled to order a Senate which contained not one lame duck. Nebraska's old weary-faced Senator George William Norris, whose 20th Amendment outlawed defeated Congress men from the Capitol, looked and...

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