Behind closed office doors and in conference rooms, the Administration's carpenters sawed and hammered away at the big beams of the Fair Deal platform for 1950. In the White House, departing Presidential Counsel Clark Clifford polished up the State of the Union message. Across the street, in the rococo old building that once housed the State Department, Economic Adviser Leon Keyserling scribbled on stacks of yellow foolscap, drafting the President's economic report. Down another hall, Budget Director Frank Pace Jr. roughed out paragraphs and charts for a draft of next year's...

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