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Presidential Transitions Past and Present

Why are outgoing U.S. presidents lame ducks? Has it always been that way? What's different with the transfer of power to President-elect Obama? We'll explore the waning days of the Bush presidency

Presidential Transitions Past and Present

Tom Fudge : Next month, the United States will get a new President. But Barack Obama already has a lot of work to do, as he prepares to take office. It's a dynamic time, this time of transition. And the way it plays out depends on the personalities and priorities of the President-elect and that of the lame duck executive.

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Guest

  • Gloria Penner , KPBS Political Correspondent and host of Editors Roundtable on KPBS.