Nation: The Senate: Chaos At the Deadline

EVEN in the most tranquil of times the antiquated procedures and musty mechanisms of the U.S. Senate are barely able to cope with the basic demands stipulated in the Constitution. Last week, in a chamber filled with the grating emotions and cross purposes of determined men, the legislative machinery flew apart. "The Senate has gone out of control," scoffed a Republican leader from the more orderly House of Representatives. Conceded Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield: "We are having filibusters—and filibusters on filibusters, and filibusters within filibusters."

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