Politics & Government

December 20, 2010 5:53 PM

Senate readies for showdown over New START arms treaty

The Senate plans a critical vote Tuesday on the Obama administration's nuclear arms treaty with Russia, as Russia warned lawmakers not to alter the treaty's terms and the White House stepped up lobbying. Most Senate Republicans Monday continued their so-far unsuccessful effort to try to change the pact — and deny President Barack Obama a major foreign policy victory.

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