White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs at the Monday briefing provided a partial list of what President Obama will try to do in the lame duck session--while Democrats still have control of the House and more Democrats in the Senate.
The Obama to do list:
Taxes.... the Bush era income tax cuts expire at the end of the year. Obama wants to extend them for earners of above $250,000
Unemployment insurance.....Congress needs to act by Nov. 30 for an extension of benefits
START Treaty.....dealing with nuclear weapons
Don't Ask, Don't Tell ....legislation dealing with letting openly gay soldiers serve in the military....
DREAM Act ...an immigration measure to provide a path for students in the U.S. illegally to stay in the country