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Current Event January 30, 2015

How to be a Lame Duck

President Obama gave his State of the Union last week, officially entering his seventh year as president. With two years remaining in his presidency, Obama is officially a lame duck president. But, he is taking action to make these years meaningful by making large policy changes using Executive Action. Listen to learn more about the history of lame duck presidencies and how having a Congress controlled by the opposition party might lead to more rather than less debate.


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AIR DATE: 01/19/2015

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