Ronald Reagan is the only lame duck
to have handed the White House keys to a member of his own party (his vice president, George H.W.
In our view, it is likely both will occur in the lame duck
session (or shortly thereafter), beginning with agreement on a Bush tax cut extension coupled with a broad framework for a tax reform agreement, with the hard work of tax reform to span across 2013.
Magill said the ATM bill has a 50/50 shot of being passed during the lame duck
A DECISION to keep a Midland hospital's accident and emergency department closed overnight has been declared "hugely disappointing" and its managers dubbed "lame ducks
They have branded Mr Hunt a lame duck
and Mr Cameron is widely expected to ditch his Culture Secretary in a reshuffle after Mr Hunt has overseen the Olympic Games.
Instead of being a lame duck
, let it rise from the ashes and become a phoenix as St Peter's has.
Safire traces the phrase "lame duck
" to 18th century Britain, when it was used to describe a bankrupt businessman.
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
Obama said the focus of the meeting would be what to get done during the "lame duck
" congressional session that goes through the end of this year.
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"Once I decided not to run for re-election, I also felt that to embrace the conventional Lame Duck
status in this particular climate would just be another dose of politics as usual, something I campaigned against and will always oppose," she said in a released statement.
"The car industry is not a lame duck
and I am not proposing a bail-out," said Lord Mandelson, secretary of state for business.