THE CONGRESS: Back to Work

The 81st Congress came back to Capitol Hill this week with politics on its mind and blood in its eye. At stake this year was more than the unfinished business on the Fair Deal agenda. With 36 Senators and the entire 435-member House facing the voters again next November, the prize was control of the 82nd Congress and a long head start toward the White House in 1952.

Even before the opening-session gavels fell, the air was rife with the shuffling and stomping of party leaders maneuvering for position. The Administration's tactics were: shoot the works, even on such issues...

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