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NEWT GINGRICH: TAKING HIS MEASURE

DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN Author of No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream DESPITE BEING A DEMOCRAT AND NOT...

The Congress: Darkened Victory

(See Cover) The crowd in the House galleries filled every seat, overflowed into the aisles. Over both the galleries and the floor of the House brooded a hush...

The Congress: Mister Sam

In Dallas' Baylor University Medical Center last week, two elderly ladies emerged from a hushed, darkened room. Their eyes told the story: in the quiet room...

The Congress: Unblocking the Road

With the doors of the House chamber shut to keep out the public, the press and the Republicans, the Democratic members of the House met last week in a party...

Rayburn Ropes a Steer

Speaker Sam Rayburn's speech in Sulphur Springs, Tex. was billed as a unity rally. But everybody knew that the rally was Sam Rayburn's way of hitting back at...

The Congress: At the Brink

House Speaker Sam Rayburn found himself last week facing a dilemma somewhat akin to that of a gold prospector who spots a huge nugget on the far side of a...

Nation: Seeking the Mantle

For the first time in 49 years, the name of Sam Rayburn was missing from the ballot in Texas' Fourth Congressional District. The cotton-and-cattle-country...

Politician at Work

House Speaker Sam Rayburn, who has been re-elected 15 times in a row, is not one to miss a political trick. This year he decided to surprise the 2,000...

DEMOCRATS: The Texas-Missouri Compact

On the night of May 5, with Democrats across the country preparing to gather in observation of ex-President Harry S. Truman's 75th birthday, a dozen national...

POLITICAL NOTES: Ashes from a Peace Pipe

"What the Democratic Party needs," goes a new saying of Washington coinage, "is a silent Butler." The reference is to Democratic National Committee Chairman...

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