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Lame Duck

An ineffective trader who is in or near bankruptcy due to a series of bad trades, often over a long period of time. A lame duck has suffered heavy losses, not from a bear market or something similar, but simply due to his/her ineptitude. This is a slightly pejorative term that is most common in Europe.
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In March and April, there was a spate of articles about an encouraging movement among conservatives in Congress that is being supported by various conservative organizations to cancel this year's lame-duck session in order to prevent congressional approval of the TPP.
During these transition periods, caretaker governments in Israel acted in ways resembling lame-duck presidents in the United States, who have sought to make public-sector appointments, conduct international negotiations, or embark on military operations before relinquishing the reins of power.
Laster said organizations come to the House Financial Services Committee after thinking through the processes, and they will be ready to work with Congress as it reconvenes into its lame-duck session.
On Tuesday, Senate and Congressional leaders from both parties met with President Obama to discuss issues before the lame-duck Congress, including an extension of the Bush tax cuts as well as an extension of federal unemployment benefits.
In a statement on Tuesday, he said there is not enough time to act during the lame-duck session, given other unspecified items on the Senate agenda and the ''complex and unresolved issues related to Start and modernization.''
A lame-duck period comes between the congressional election in November and the start of the new congress in January.
that the lame-duck session will be used to ratify the START treaty.
This post-election season, known as a lame-duck session, gives the 111th Congress one last chance to address legislation before the new, Republican-controlled House convenes under the 112th session in January.
A "lame-duck" period is the time between a congressional election in November and the start of the new Congress in January.
She said she felt that she had a duty to avoid the "unproductive politics-as-usual of a lame-duck session" and that she could do more for Alaska without the restraints of office.
"I learned a lot about myself, about my faith." A spokesman for the congressman said the trip had been planned more than a year ago "not anticipating there would be a lame-duck session at all, and if there was, it wouldn't be this late."
Synopsis: As the 110th Congress returns for its final lame-duck session Monday, new Gallup polling shows that only 19% of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing, while about three-quarters disapprove.