Nation: Nixon: Boss in a Bad Year

RICHARD NIXON predicted it months ago: 1970, he told his aides, would be the Administration's time of trouble and testing. He was only too prescient. Indochina, the Middle East, the economy, the students, the Senate have taken turns showing their immunity to presidential will. The resulting image of lapsed Executive control has greatly added to White House problems. But bad news often feeds as much on itself as on events. Despite his difficulties in a number of areas, the President has vigorously begun to assert his leadership in one of the most crucial...

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