Washington Notes

February 1942
New Republic;2/23/42, Vol. 106 Issue 8, p269
Focuses on the political developments related the U.S. during the Second World War. Demand for a scapegoat in the U.S. due to fortunes of the War being against the United Nations; Resentfulness by the members of the U.S. Congress to the existence of the telltale Congressional record; Announcement by Franklin D. Roosevelt, the U.S. President, that Republican Party labels will not be considered for defense and war programs; Evidence of panic and cunning during the U.S. Congress proceedings regarding the War; Campaign of Senator Harry Byrd of Virginia, to abolish the Farm Security Administration and other agencies called nonessential by members of the Senate economy bloc.


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