A lame duck
is an elected official whose power has waned after being defeated for re-election, deciding not to run again, or not running again because term limits won't allow it.
A narrowly divided electorate now having spoken, we expect discussions to begin anew with some urgency in the lame duck
Magill said the ATM bill has a 50/50 shot of being passed during the lame duck
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.
The spirit of the local community is discovered because of a lame duck
, and the generous spirit of two young girls.
It may be that Washington's lame duck
mentality has spread.
Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the University of Southern California said now that Schwarzenegger is a lame duck
and Assembly Republicans have chosen a more assertive leader -- Assemblyman Michael Villines, R-Fresno -- there is no longer the motivation to play nice.
As Bush becomes a lame duck
and the presidential race begins without a consensus nominee, a party that has papered over every choice about its direction will meet reality.
Look for the coming lame duck
session to be one large horse-swapping
Before control of Congress passes to the Democrats in January, the 109th Congress will return to Washington this week for a lame duck
session to complete work on unfinished business, including action on domestic spending.
With a majority in place, they will be able to stifle Bush pretty well for the next two lame duck
He said he will not be a lame duck
, but "will continue to give this my very best between now and the General Synod.