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A lame duck, in politics, is an elected official whose successo...

wikipedia - 10 Nov 2016
A lame duck, in politics, is an elected official whose successor has already been elected. The official is often seen as having less influence with other politicians due to their limited time left in office. Conversely, a lame duck is free to make decisions that exercise their standard powers with little fear of consequence, such as issuing executive orders, pardons, or other controversial edicts. Lame duck politicians result from term limits, planned retirement, or electoral losses.
lame duck (politics)

Duterte: I'm a lame duck president

ABS-CBN News - 08 Aug 2018
I cannot run again. For all intents and purposes, actually I am a lame duck President. If you are talking about politics, okay. I will not interfere anyway because after this, I cannot even run for a barangay captain.” Duterte has been heavily ...
lame duck (politics)

Is Iran's Hassan Rouhani a lame duck president?

Economic Times - 04 Aug 2018
"Every president has made the same promises to create hope but once elected they don't do anything. If (the election) happened again, I wouldn't vote for Rouhani, I wouldn't vote for anyone," said Arash, a 21-year-old photographer in Tehran, reflecting ...
lame duck (politics)

Jason Spencer and the 'crazy' factor in Georgia politics

MyAJC (blog) - 24 Jul 2018
It was a video in which Jason Spencer, a lame-duck state House member from south Georgia, was persuaded to moon a nationwide TV audience, spew the n-word, and take an “upskirt” photo of a woman in a burqa. Granted, the woman was willing – but that ...
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Tribune editorial: Hypocritical Hatch can't be gone soon enough

Salt Lake Tribune - 05 Aug 2018
The lame-duck senior senator from the state of Utah reared his hypocritical head the other day, restating his claim to be the poster politician for a lot of what is wrong with out hyper-partisan, gridlocked Congress. And he managed to draw all the more ...
lame duck (politics)

The Koch network's top brass distance themselves from Trump

NBCNews.com - 30 Jul 2018
WASHINGTON — Ninety-nine days until the all-important midterm elections, Republican lawmakers and outside groups are beginning to distance themselves from President Trump — in ways both small and big. The latest to break away: the Koch Brothers. “Top ...
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Trump tweet denounces Kasich, who counters with Putin

Norwalk Reflector - 13 Aug 2018
Comment was being sought from Kasich's political handlers as the lame-duck governor continues to flirt with a 2020 bid for the presidency, that presumably would include taking on Trump. ———. ©2018 The Columbus Dispatch (Columbus, Ohio). Visit The ...
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Democrats and Republicans spent $8 million on Ohio special election

Washington Post - 08 Aug 2018
As of tonight, they'll have sunk more than $8 million into the district — all for a term that will begin in September and end when the lame duck Congress goes home and a seat that will be recontested come November. According to media buyers and party ...
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House Conservatives Could Tank a Quick Fall Spending Push

Roll Call - 01 Aug 2018
They fear enactment of the Defense and Labor-HHS-Education measures — the two largest appropriations bills with the highest priority programs for Republicans and Democrats, respectively — would leave conservatives with little leverage in a lame-duck ...
lame duck (politics)

The Four Horseman of the (Political) Apocalypse

Knoxville City View - 26 Jul 2018
WMC-TV's post-election coverage of the Van Hilleary-Phil Bredesen contest to succeed Sundquist noted that “Each candidate suggested his opponent most resembled unpopular lame-duck GOP Gov. Don Sundquist, who flip-flopped to support the income tax ...
lame duck (politics)

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the orator: Speech that sounded like poetry

The Hindu - 16 Aug 2018
Before dramatically announcing that he was going to the President to resign, Mr. Vajpayee defended his decision to try to form a government and said the Opposition was a disparate lot trying to put in place a lame duck government. He said the BJP had ...

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