Nation: Repairing the Lines

Nothing has so angered Republican moderates and liberals on the Hill as their studied neglect by the Republican in the White House. Their alienation has cost the President votes on a number of issues in the past two years, and last week Nixon began repairing his badly frayed lines of communication.

He spent an hour and a half one afternoon with Vermont's George Aiken and Kentucky's John Sherman Cooper, both Republicans on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee who have been persistently critical of Nixon's policies. Next day the President invited another Senate critic, Massachusetts' Edward Brooke, to come by for a talk....

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