THE PRESIDENCY: Budget Backtalk

On the February morning when President Roosevelt summoned his Congressional leaders to the White House and sprang on them the Supreme Court stunner which he was sending to Congress within the hour, they received it with the customary meekness of a well-behaved general staff listening to its chief, were promptly hustled out to make way for a press conference. Late one afternoon last week the President again called in virtually the same group, this time to tell them about the special Budget message he was sending up the Hill next day. White House attaches expected the meeting to last...

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