Just a few short weeks after a self-proclaimed "shellacking" in the US midterm elections made the legislative agenda of Barack Obama, the US president, look bleak, he and his party have celebrated a comeback.
After controversially agreeing to extend tax cuts, the US Congress lifted the ban preventing gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military.
And on Wednesday a new treaty to cut the number of nuclear weapons Russia and the US possess was approved by the US Senate.
Al Jazeera's White House correspondent Patty Culhane reports.
Source: Al Jazeera