ON THE AFTERNOON of February 11, the Esprit de Corps Commando hockey team took to the ice to play against the foreign military attache team--the Lame Ducks
Unfortunately for the president, his lame duck
status has intensified dramatically," commentator Chris Stirewalt said on a Fox News political talk show here at home.
According to the survey, the most broadly supported item for action in the Lame Duck
is approving spending bills, followed closely by the enactment of tax extenders and immigration reform and border control.
Michael Bopp, a Washington-based lawyer who represents the Coalition for Derivatives End-Users, says, "The Coalition is optimistic that the Senate will take up and pass our margin and centralized treasury unit bills during the lame duck
Save all that for later: The news right now is that this governor's point of view is prevailing on a couple of big issues that might lie beyond the powers of the average lame duck
in state government.
If he gets the authority, it shows that he's not a lame duck
, that he still has some power,'' said John Feehery, a Republican strategist and former House GOP leadership aide.
A great deal was accomplished in the lame duck
session of 2010, in large part because Democrats and Republicans agreed to compromise.
McKechnie said industry lobbyists continue to work behind the scenes to build support for passage of the bill during the lame duck
session; that controversy could be resolved so the combined measure could move forward.
Instead of being a lame duck
, let it rise from the ashes and become a phoenix as St Peter's has.
The prospect of such delays helped ensure ratification of the 20th Amendment, supposedly banishing forever the prospect that lame ducks
could stall such urgent business as legislation to address the dislocations of the Great Depression.
Unless an extension of unemployment benefits is attached to an eventual deal on the Bush tax cuts, there is little likelihood that it will pass during the lame duck
In addition to these human service issues, the lame duck
will probably consider--if not act on--several other topics.