lame duck congress

The high schooler points out that the Judiciary Committee chair would have to step down if he heeded his own logic.
Adam Jentleson, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's spokesman, did not confirm the possible vote, which was first reported
The lame duck session gives ousted legislators a chance to do something they dare not have done before the election: propose legislation that actually benefits constituents even if it means upsetting contributors.
"Seven weeks from the day we come in is New Year's Eve, and that's assuming we don't take Christmas week off and Thanksgiving
HuffPost Politics Reporter Laura Bassett talks to host Abby Huntsman about House Republican leaders are now receiving pressure from within the party to pass an expanded version of the Violence Against Women Act in the lame-duck Congress.
Seriously? Both political parties talking preemptive smack barely a week after the election. Partisan politics? Again? So soon? Not even time to catch our breath? For crum's sakes, give it a rest, you guys.
The odds are no one will leap, and remarkably little of note will actually happen. But since the headlines are about to scream "crisis," what you need to understand coming weeks is a little guide to reality, some Cliff Notes for Washington.
Most of the major progressive organizations that make up the base, heart, and soul of the Democratic party are solidly unified in opposing the DC establishment and their version of a so-called "grand bargain."
"In order to raise enough money to both reduce tax rates and cut the deficit, you would need to slash deductions and credits
This election is unlike any other in recent memory. Despite a lot of huffing and puffing, it is not about grand ideological conflict in America. It is more prosaic, but in its own way more urgent.