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Fast Fix: Will the lame duck Congress be lame?

The lame-duck session of the 111th Congress arrives back in Washington today with a full plate of business from debating what to do with the Bush era tax cuts for wealthy Americans to a fight over whether or not to repeal the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy on gays in the military.

Hanging over all of this legislative contretemps is the 2010 election where Republicans won at least 60 House seats and six Senate seats, meaning that their ranks will be significantly swelled when the 112th Congress convenes in January.

Do Democrats push the envelope in a last-gasp legislative attempt to accomplish some of their policy goals? Or are they cowed by the incoming Republican forces and seek compromise that kicks the can down the road?

We take on the prospects for the lame duck in today's "Fast Fix" video. And, don't forget to check out all of our "Fast Fix" daily videos here. And, if you have a topic you want to see us break down in "Fast Fix" just email with it.

By Chris Cillizza  | November 15, 2010; 12:22 PM ET
Categories:  Fast Fix  
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