Nevada's grizzled, barrel-shaped Senator Pat McCarran went on the warpath last week for the umptieth time in his ten-year career of hatcheting the New Deal. (As far back as 1934 the maverick Pat used to hunt with Huey Long on the President's trail.) This time Pat McCarran was after the bald scalp of birdlike Attorney General Francis Biddle.

Last February the hefty Nevadan armed himself for the next foray with a huge tomahawk: a Senate Resolution empowering him to investigate any of the 3,374 presidential executive orders issued since March 4, 1933. With this power tucked in his belt, Pat...

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