President Barack Obama holds a news conference at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on December 8, 2010 in Washington, DC.
Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images
December 22, 2010 Obama and Democrats posted an impressive win streak after the mid-term elections. With passage of the New START pact, the "Dont Ask" repeal and the extension of the Bush tax cuts tied to a stimulus, it was a lame-duck success like few expected.
December 7, 2010 A White House official told ABC News that House Democrats failed while lawmakers blamed Obama. The White House wanted House Democrats to vote on the Bush tax cuts over the past year. But House lawmakers wanted the Senate to go first.
NPR thanks our sponsors
Become an NPR sponsor