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  • noun See lame duck.

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  • Any newly elected senator will take office within 15 days, a brief window in which Republican Senate leaders could call a lame-duck session if they are about to lose control.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Any newly elected senator will take office within 15 days, a brief window in which Republican Senate leaders could call a lame-duck session if they are about to lose control.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • But the bill has not been introduced in Congress, and in a lame-duck session, securing legislation could be more difficult.

    After midterms, net neutrality could take a hit

  • The scenario has become so grave that some here are already calling Ms. Rousseff a lame-duck, even though she has more than three years to go on her term.

    Brazil Roiled by Exit of Fourth Aide

  • But after two years, the expanded commuter benefit is set to expire Dec. 31 unless Congress acts to extend it, an unlikely scenario given a lame-duck session after the midterm elections and partisan gridlock over new spending.

    Transit subsidy set to return to $120

  • The measure, proposed by lame-duck County Executive Jack B. Johnson (D), would have taken effect Jan. 2 for about 1,600 county workers at an annual cost of about $2.4 million.

    Prince George's council kills proposed 2 percent raise for nonunion workers

  • Mr. Becker said he's concerned H-P plans to let the PC division operate as a lame-duck arm for a year or more while it completes a spin off.

    Investors Rebel Against H-P Plan

  • It began even before he became speaker, during last December's lame-duck session, when outnumbered House Republicans outmaneuvered Democrats and Mr. Obama on taxes.

    Boehner's Surprising Success

  • But most expect these issues to be ironed out at the last minute, in a lame-duck session after the election.

    Congress Returns To Battle on Taxes

  • The other would come in the lame-duck session after November elections, when lawmakers must address the expiration of tax cuts from 2001.

    Wind-Power Firms on Edge

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