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Although the outcome of this fall's midterm elections didn't suggest great possibilities for the last two years of President Obama's term, he would like to suggest, as he does in this speech after Wednesday's START vote, that .

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Members of the House and Senate may be in for a longer week than they'd hoped for if they don't get some serious legislating done -- and fast. The height of the holiday season may be at hand, but it's also the lame-duck season, which could lead to last-ditch-effort time.

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We are about to enter a two-year period in which the Beltway Republicans will always blame Obama's America first -- you know, the America that happens to disagree with much of the conservative agenda, the America from which they want to "take back" the country, as if the rest of us represent an alien force.

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By stalling or killing President Obama's new START treaty, Republicans would provide moral support to Iran, North Korea and any other rogue regime seeking to arm itself with nukes.

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At last, a believable sighting of that peace president many of us thought we had elected. Give Barack Obama credit, big time, for the startling progress he has made in tempering the threat of nuclear annihilation.

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Less than a year after President Barack Obama called for a world without nuclear weapons, the US and Russia have agreed to reduce the number of deployed nukes by more than 25 percent The White House hopes the agreement, which will (continued).

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