Politics & Government

December 21, 2010 6:28 PM

Lame duck? For Obama, it could be the golden goose

President Barack Obama's success this week in pushing the New START nuclear arms treaty to the verge of Senate passage is but the latest of an extraordinary string of victories he's won in the seven weeks since Republicans gave his Democrats a "shellacking" in the Nov. 2 midterm congressional elections. The unusually productive lame-duck session of Congress gave Obama a second chance to redeem his leadership skills in the eyes of voters.

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