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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.
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Lame duck president left in charge of a faltering UI

Lewiston Morning Tribune - 08 Jun 2018
On May 25, University of Idaho President Chuck Staben wrote a note emailed to the entire Vandal world making him the lamest of lame ducks. He revealed his change in status but indicated he would be there through the coming academic year. Neither he nor ...
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Slovenian lame duck government suspends budget spending

bne IntelliNews - 15 Jun 2018
Slovenia's 'lame duck' government has decided to suspend all budget spending for 2018, except for items such as social spending which it is obliged by law to finance from the state budget, the ministry of finance announced on June 14. The country has ...
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Proposed bill would put seatbelts on Ohio school buses

WANE - 20 Jun 2018
There is a chance it could be linked to another bill in the Lame Duck session after the election, and if not it could be re-introduced sometime in the next General Assembly. After recent accidents involving school buses that resulted in injury and ...
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Don't bet on legal football wagering this season in Michigan

WZZM13.com - 18 Jun 2018
Lawmakers told us they believe the votes for it will be there, but in a lame duck cycle. Yet politics can sometimes halt the process. Also would there be enough votes on the Democratic side in case some Republicans choose not to vote for an expansion ...
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A question of blinks first

The Star, Kenya - 19 Jun 2018
If Uhuru were to give in to ultimatums, blackmail and or extortion, it would immediately and automatically make him a lame duck President. This is the very thing he has tried to avoid ever since reelection in 2017. Kenyans have in the last year ...
lame duck (politics)

Should The GOP Force Paul Ryan Out Early?

FiveThirtyEight - 22 May 2018
micah (Micah Cohen, politics editor): Welcome, everyone. It's soooooooooo good to be with you all again. For us to debate today: How much of a lame duck is House Speaker Paul Ryan? There have been a few news developments that sorta raise this ...
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Mayor aims to avoid specialized high schools lawsuit

Crain's New York Business - 18 Jun 2018
Such negative attention would be a headache the mayor doesn't need as he heads into lame-duck status and tries to keep his political career alive after 2021. Diversifying these high schools in such a heavy-handed manner would not render the mayor a ...
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Germany's Merkel faces political crisis over migrant policy

NBCNews.com - 15 Jun 2018
She cannot possibly do that because then she would be a lame duck in her position." He added: “Or, she could fire the minister of the interior on Monday, if he were to act. But then her coalition partner would leave the coalition, which would leave her ...
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Truckers' Strike Paralyzes Brazil as President Courts Investors

New York Times - 28 May 2018
Roadblocks were maintained through the weekend and oil workers announced that they intended to go on strike this week, raising the prospect of a deepening crisis that has laid bare the weakness of Mr. Temer's lame-duck government ahead of a ...
lame duck (politics)

House GOP Unveils Budget to Fast-Track Tax Cuts, End Obamacare

Bloomberg - 19 Jun 2018
While the Senate is unlikely to adopt its own budget to take up these initiatives before the November congressional election, the budget process could be used by lame-duck lawmakers after the election to ram through Republican-only legislation.
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Feedback 6/20

Rochester City Newspaper - 20 Jun 2018
Who could have ever guessed that City, that bastion of independent intellectual political thought, would pick the most entrenched, corporate lame-duck in the running. Oh, right: anyone paying attention. So many opportunities over the years to endorse ...
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Trump's post-presidency will break all the rules

The Week Magazine - 08 Jun 2018
Imagine former President (or even lame duck President) Trump during a presidential primary. Imagine, too, that if the person who succeeds Trump is a Republican, that Trump will do everything he can to insinuate himself into the conversation at the same ...
lame duck (politics)

Fight Over Food Stamps Among Big Hurdles Facing Farm Bill

Roll Call - 19 Jun 2018
But recent history shows the difficulty for both parties in navigating the political and regional differences to hash out a new bill that will cost taxpayers nearly $430 billion over five years, according to the Congressional Budget Office. ICYMI: Farm ...
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Steve King: Trump Should Veto 'Lame-Duck' Paul Ryan Amnesty Bill

Breitbart News - 19 Jun 2018
Rep. Steve King (R-IA) charged in a statement on Tuesday that President Donald Trump should veto “lame-duck” Paul Ryan's amnesty bill, which would grant amnesty to criminal illegal aliens. According to data gathered and released at the request at ...

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