The Madeleine Brand Show for December 20, 2010

Who are you calling lame ducks? Congress gets busy

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Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT), left, gives a thumbs us while arriving for a procedural vote to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

Coming back to Washington after midterm elections, Congress rarely gets much accomplished. Not so this session. With extended tax cuts and unemployment benefits, the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, and consideration of the DREAM Act and new START treaty, this year is on its way to being the most active lame duck session in recent history. Dan Friedman joins us from National Journal.

Which policies are you most proud--and most upset--that Congress took up this year?

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