DEMOCRATS: Candidate in Orbit

No sooner had Minnesota's Democratic Senator Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr. returned to his Capitol Hill office last week than an emissary from the Central Intelligence Agency's Director Allen Dulles arrived on the scene. CIA's Dulles wanted to see Humphrey immediately about his 8½-hour Kremlin visit with Nikita Khrushchev. A little later Atomic Energy Commission Chairman John McCone called with an urgent request for an appointment. Humphrey settled by arranging to meet everyone in the office of Under Secretary of State Christian Herter right after his special midafternoon news conference. And that...

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