The Congress: Forced to Give Way

Lyndon Johnson, the Mr. Maneuver of U.S. politics, last week discovered to his dismay that at times even the old pro can be outmaneuvered.

For three weeks, Congress had been kicking around a Commodity Credit Corp. supplementary appropriations bill. The House added a rider banning $37 million in food shipments to Nasser's United Arab Republic; at Johnson's urgent request, the Senate voted to allow such shipments if the President found them "in the national interest" (TIME, Feb. 12); under heavy White House pressure, the House last week accepted the Senate version.

But the scuffling was far from over. For the Senate...

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