Boosts for Obama after poll losses

US president sees victories regarding tax cuts, gays in the military and now an arms treaty with Russia.



    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


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