The Hiss Case

Costello, William
December 1959
New Republic;12/7/59, Vol. 141 Issue 23, p10
The article details the U.S. Congress member Richard Nixon's performance in the House of Representatives. Almost from the start Nixon showed a grasp of the opportunistic art of working on one side of the fence while a bill was being amended and perfected, and then switching to the other side or being conveniently absent when the measure came to a final vote. Early in his House career, Nixon was referred to by a Washington newspaper as "the greenest Congressman in town." In view of Nixon's interest in "smashing the labor bosses" and his success with the Communist subversion issue in the 1946 campaign, he was especially fortunate in his committee assignments.


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