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Monday, December 20, 2010

Lame Duck Congress Not So Lame

Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., left, and Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., right, with Joe Solmonese, president of the Human Rights Campaign, center, head to a news conference about the military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy. (AP)

Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., left, and Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., right, with Joe Solmonese, president of the Human Rights Campaign, center, head to a news conference about the military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy. (AP)

Is the flurry of productivity in the lame duck Congress setting Obama up as a “comeback kid?” So far, Congress has passed a tax-cut compromise, a repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy and a food safety bill.

On the agenda this week are the START nuclear arms treaty with Russia and a bill providing extra benefits to 9/11 emergency responders. We take a look at the week ahead with Gail Chaddock, congressional correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor.


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