THE PRESIDENCY: Man with a Mandate

In the 34 days since Ike's previous news conference, he and the Democratic Congress had marched down the hill for a ballot-box reckoning, surprisingly had marched back up again for two more years together. Yet he was midway through the session before reporters broke into the world-affairs discussion to pop the first election question: What plans does Ike have for bringing "a certain group" of his party in Congress (the Old Guard) into the fold of "modern Republicanism?"

Diplomatically, the President promised only to labor "industriously and incessantly" toward proving "that some change in the understanding that the public has...

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