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Democrats held 2/3rds of the House and 3/5ths of the Senate and President Ford was a moderate. But the committee chairs, esp. in the Senate, remained in the hands of conservative Southern Democrats.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Dec 25th, 2017 at 04:48:36 PM EST
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