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It has dawned on the liberals of his party that Jimmy Carter is not entirely one of them. Some people knew that all along—David Rockefeller, for instance, who now has a friend at the White House. In the following pages, a political reporter inquires into Carter's ideological loyalties, and an economic columnist explores the importance of Carter's ''Trilateral Connection."
Overshadowed by the Senate, overpowered by the executive branch, and embarrassed by its own misdeeds, the House of Representatives suffers from a loss of pride and prestige. A new wave of reform-minded congressmen and its pugnacious new speaker are determined to restore some of the House’s former glory. But privately many members worry that they are destined to be the errand boys of government.