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July 24, 2014
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VIDEO: Here a duck, there a duck, everywhere a lame duck

Everyone says it but what does it mean?

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A regular feature that decodes popular political phrases and words


Some sit in Congress, others in governors’ mansions, and pundits have started to wonder if there might even be one in the White House. Lame ducks…you’ve heard the term bandied about on talk radio, op-eds and cable news but what does it actually mean and where does it come?

In the latest DecodeDC video, we quack the case behind one of Washington’s favorite political buzz words.

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