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Autor:  Fox Fox
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Data:  04/DEZ/2010 2:49 PM
Assunto:  lame-duck session

Two questions about the term “lame-duck session”:
1 - It is similar to the our term "parlamentar recess"?
2 – I would like to know the origin of this English expression. Could anyone comment?

From dictionary: (formerly) the December to March session of those members of the U.S. Congress who were defeated for reelection the previous November.

SEN. JOHN MCCAIN (R), ARIZONA: I will not agree to have this bill go forward, and neither will I believe that 41 of my colleagues will either, because our economy is in the tank.

KAYE: So, will a vote go forward during the lame-duck session? That's a political question. For more on the policy, I spoke earlier with Pentagon general counsel Jeh Johnson, who co-authored this week's report on gays in the military.

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 lame-duck session  –  Fox Fox  04/DEZ/2010, 2:49 PM
lame-duck session  –  PPAULO  04/DEZ/2010, 3:30 PM
lame-duck session  –  Fox Fox  04/DEZ/2010, 8:45 PM
lame-duck session  –  Fox Fox  04/DEZ/2010, 10:50 PM
lame-duck session  –  WD  05/DEZ/2010, 3:57 PM

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