THE CONGRESS: Frustrated Loyalists

The headlines kept telling of Eisenhower Republicans in the U.S. Senate in full-feathered revolt against their Old Guard, anti-Eisenhower leadership. Yet headlines also kept telling of Old Guard, anti-Eisenhower Senate Republicans emerging from Dwight Eisenhower's office to use the White House steps as a we-got-'em-beat platform. It all seemed confusing—until, that is, the behind-the-scenes facts became known. Then it was no longer confusing; it was as plain as day.

Last session, when California's Republican Senator William Knowland announced his retirement as the Senate's G.O.P. leader to run for Governor of California, the handful of Eisenhower Republicans started talking about a...

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