THE CRISIS: A Holiday Test for the President

As Christmas approaches and the most hectic and trying year in his memory draws to a close, President Nixon will face a particularly severe test. Congress will recess late this week, sending members home for a month of fence mending and careful probing of sentiment about the President among those whom Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott calls "the people in the drugstores." What the legislators hear may well determine Nixon's future, for most would agree with Republican National Chairman George Bush that "the momentum for resignation or impeachment will [have to] come...

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