DEMOCRATS: The Crumbling Morseberger

When balding, bespectacled Richard Lewis Neuberger hove into the U.S. Senate as Oregon's junior Senator in 1955, a new team was born. Capitol Hill sensed that Democrat Neuberger and Republican -turned -Independent -turned -Democrat Senator Wayne Morse were as ideologically alike as two juicy Oregon apples, quickly dubbed the pair "Morseberger." Last week there were signs that the Morseberger was beginning to crumble. Both Senators denied reports that they were feuding. But in the same breath both admitted that they were more and more seeing eye to eye on less and less.

During the last session of Congress, the two...

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