Breaking a Deadlock with TNT

Three sackings inflame the Civil Rights Commission issue

Though they had long known it could happen, the actual event came as a shock to the three Democrats on the six-member U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. On Tuesday morning, in fact, they had expected pleasant news. The Senate Judiciary Committee seemed likely to approve a bill that would extend the commission's life and retain all its present members, including themselves. But hours before the committee was to meet, the White House gave Mary Frances Berry, Blandina Cardenas Ramirez and Rabbi Murray Saltzman a totally different...

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