"If we ratify this treaty, we’re going to have a verification regime in place to track Russia’s strategic nuclear weapons, including U.S. inspectors on the ground. If we don’t, then we don’t have a verification regime -– no inspectors, no insights into Russia’s strategic arsenal, no framework for cooperation between the world’s two nuclear superpowers. As Ronald Reagan said, we have to trust, but we also have to verify. In order for us to verify, we’ve got to have a treaty," - President Obama.

Sprung celebrates. Peter Baker analyzes. Clinton's got Obama's back. If Obama gets START ratified and DADT repealed, this will not be a lame duck session. 

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