Feuding in the Family

With a budget showdown looming, the Republicans break ranks

The nation's economy continued to recover from its deep recession, as shown by a modest 3.1% upturn in the gross national product in the year's first quarter. President Reagan's popularity, which had been slipping for two years, finally rose slightly in one national poll. And on the South Lawn of the White House, Reagan signed a bipartisan bill designed to rescue the Social Security system from bankruptcy. Said he: "Our system can still work when men and women of good will join together to make it work."

So why were so many Republicans wearing...

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