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It's time to kill the lame duck session
It's time to kill the lame duck session

The current lame duck session of Congress, which ends on Jan. 3 and includes senators and representatives defeated on Nov. 4, began with the same old partisanship that characterized the last few years in Washington, as the Senate rejected the Keystone XL pipeline construction bill by a single vote. It probably didn't matter, because President Barack Obama had already vowed to veto the bill if it reached his desk. Even so, it probably will come up again in the new Congress when the Republicans take control of the Senate while continuing their hold on the House of Representatives. If so, Mr. Obama will still probably veto it. The condition seems to be both the present and the future...

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