VIDEO: Here a duck, there a duck, everywhere a lame duck

Everyone says it but what does it mean?

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Quack, quack.

Hear that? That’s the sound of the lame-duck session of the 113th Congress convening Wednesday in Washington.

The midterm election is over, and the victorious Republicans will take control of the Senate in January and enjoy a slightly bigger majority in the House.  But until then, there will be a lame-duck session – with the Democrats still running the Senate.

What to expect? Maybe there will be early signs that Republicans and Democrats are ready to start working together and getting something done. Or maybe there will be weeks of finger-pointing that signals more, well, finger-pointing to come.

Regardless, since we are in the business of decoding, we thought it was a good time for an encore presentation of our lame-duck video – everything you wanted to know, and a little more, about that quacky term “lame duck.”

Enjoy.

Produced for DecodeDC by Vik Narayan, Marc Georges and Miranda Green.

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