The Lame Duck Session Keeps on Giving: START Ratified

Via CNN:  Senate approves nuclear arms pact

The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, or New START, was cleared by a 71-26 vote. Several Republicans joined a unified Democratic caucus in support of the treaty.

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  1. Zelsdorf Ragshaft III says:

    When the GOP Senators who voted for START wonder why they lost in the 2012 primaries when it is re-election time. Harken back to today. Some other representative of the GOP will be sitting in their seat when the 2013 congress starts. Important treaties are to be discussed in the full senate. This one was not. Never in our history has an important treaty been ratified during a lame duck session. I really wonder what the rush was and what is hidden in that treaty.