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CNN 2011-10-03

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 A big thank you going all the way for South Korea for getting today's show going today from the CNN center in Atlanta, Georgia. I'm C.A. Let's get to the headlines.First up, we're looking at the possibility of a US government shutdown again. October 1st, which is just a few days away, is the start of the government fiscal1 or financial year. But unless Congress takes action this week, there won't be any money for government programs. If that happens, and it's just an if shutdown. Candy C. looks at which government agency is at the center of this new round of debates.

For the third time this year, a congressional stare down threatens a government shutdown. Let me start with you, senator W. and ask you if there is a point at which you think this is embarrassing?
Yes, it is embarrassing.
Are we there?
Can we once again inflict2 on on the country and the American people the spectacle of a near-government shutdown? I sure as heck hope not.
The US government runs out of money at the end of this week, unless a temporary spending bill is passed on Capital Hill. Inside the house version is money to replenish3 the Federal emergency management agency, FEMA, which assists disaster victims, tornadoes4 in Joplin, hurricane in the Northeast. The remarkable5 thing is that basically congress can't agree on something everyone is for funding FEMA. The crux6 of the matter is how and when to decide how to pay for it. Senate Democrats8 have rejected the House version saying Republicans are proposing to pay for increased FEMA funds with cutbacks in programs that create jobs. Nobody is budging9, ergo stalemate, a looming10 shutdown and the politics that ensure.
I'll give the Senate Democrat7 leader most of the credit. He manufactured the crisis all week about disaster when this is no crisis, everybody knows who are going to pay for every single penny of disaster aid that the president declares and that FEMA certifies11. One point about who to blame or not to blame on this current, hopefully non-shutdown is that there is a group. And I do believe that it is mostly centered in the House in terms of some of these tea party Republicans who say on every issue. We're going to make this a maker12 break.
Pointing figures about an impending13 shutdown can be good politics, but an actual shutdown is likely to hurt any politician in a 50-mile radius14 of Washington. Odds15 are good they'll figure this out, they have till Friday. Candy C. CNN. Washington.
So what you know this government shutdown, maybe, maybe not. As many as 800,000 thousand government workers could be sent home, so if you mom or dead is one, they might be home without pay. Applications for things issued by the government like IRS tax refunds16, passports, visas, those could be delayed. And national parks could be closed as well as the national zoo, although zoo animals would still get fed. The list of things that would stay open is longer, we still get our mail, criminals would still be chased and prosecuted17, anything to do with public safety keeps on running.

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1 fiscal agbzf     
adj.财政的,会计的,国库的,国库岁入的
参考例句:
  • The increase of taxation is an important fiscal policy.增税是一项重要的财政政策。
  • The government has two basic strategies of fiscal policy available.政府有两个可行的财政政策基本战略。
2 inflict Ebnz7     
vt.(on)把…强加给,使遭受,使承担
参考例句:
  • Don't inflict your ideas on me.不要把你的想法强加于我。
  • Don't inflict damage on any person.不要伤害任何人。
3 replenish kCAyV     
vt.补充;(把…)装满;(再)填满
参考例句:
  • I always replenish my food supply before it is depleted.我总是在我的食物吃完之前加以补充。
  • We have to import an extra 4 million tons of wheat to replenish our reserves.我们不得不额外进口四百万吨小麦以补充我们的储备。
4 tornadoes d428421c5237427db20a5bcb22937389     
n.龙卷风,旋风( tornado的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • Tornadoes, severe earthquakes, and plagues create wide spread havoc. 龙卷风、大地震和瘟疫成普遍的毁坏。 来自互联网
  • Meteorologists are at odds over the working of tornadoes. 气象学者对龙卷风的运动方式看法不一。 来自互联网
5 remarkable 8Vbx6     
adj.显著的,异常的,非凡的,值得注意的
参考例句:
  • She has made remarkable headway in her writing skills.她在写作技巧方面有了长足进步。
  • These cars are remarkable for the quietness of their engines.这些汽车因发动机没有噪音而不同凡响。
6 crux 8ydxw     
adj.十字形;难事,关键,最重要点
参考例句:
  • The crux of the matter is how to comprehensively treat this trend.问题的关键是如何全面地看待这种趋势。
  • The crux of the matter is that attitudes have changed.问题的要害是人们的态度转变了。
7 democrat Xmkzf     
n.民主主义者,民主人士;民主党党员
参考例句:
  • The Democrat and the Public criticized each other.民主党人和共和党人互相攻击。
  • About two years later,he was defeated by Democrat Jimmy Carter.大约两年后,他被民主党人杰米卡特击败。
8 democrats 655beefefdcaf76097d489a3ff245f76     
n.民主主义者,民主人士( democrat的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The Democrats held a pep rally on Capitol Hill yesterday. 民主党昨天在国会山召开了竞选誓师大会。
  • The democrats organize a filibuster in the senate. 民主党党员组织了阻挠议事。 来自《简明英汉词典》
9 budging 7d6a7b3c5d687a6190de9841c520110b     
v.(使)稍微移动( budge的现在分词 );(使)改变主意,(使)让步
参考例句:
  • Give it up, plumber. She's not budging. 别费劲了,水管工。她不会改变主意的。 来自互联网
  • I wondered how Albert who showed no intention of budging, felt about Leopold's desertion. 对于从未有迁徙打算的艾伯特来说,我不知道它会怎样看待利奥波德这样弃它而去呢。 来自互联网
10 looming 1060bc05c0969cf209c57545a22ee156     
n.上现蜃景(光通过低层大气发生异常折射形成的一种海市蜃楼)v.隐约出现,阴森地逼近( loom的现在分词 );隐约出现,阴森地逼近
参考例句:
  • The foothills were looming ahead through the haze. 丘陵地带透过薄雾朦胧地出现在眼前。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Then they looked up. Looming above them was Mount Proteome. 接着他们往上看,在其上隐约看到的是蛋白质组山。 来自英汉非文学 - 生命科学 - 回顾与展望
11 certifies 9ef675aeec5aa72e0576e2bb0bb20651     
(尤指书面)证明( certify的第三人称单数 ); 发证书给…; 证明(某人)患有精神病; 颁发(或授予)专业合格证书
参考例句:
  • Authority certifies the identity of sites on the internet. 权威负责向Internet网站授予其标识。
  • The paper then certifies this algorithm by infrared image processing. 并且文中使用红外图像对这个算法进行了验证。
12 maker DALxN     
n.制造者,制造商
参考例句:
  • He is a trouble maker,You must be distant with him.他是个捣蛋鬼,你不要跟他在一起。
  • A cabinet maker must be a master craftsman.家具木工必须是技艺高超的手艺人。
13 impending 3qHzdb     
a.imminent, about to come or happen
参考例句:
  • Against a background of impending famine, heavy fighting took place. 即将发生饥荒之时,严重的战乱爆发了。
  • The king convoke parliament to cope with the impending danger. 国王召开国会以应付迫近眉睫的危险。
14 radius LTKxp     
n.半径,半径范围;有效航程,范围,界限
参考例句:
  • He has visited every shop within a radius of two miles.周围两英里以内的店铺他都去过。
  • We are measuring the radius of the circle.我们正在测量圆的半径。
15 odds n5czT     
n.让步,机率,可能性,比率;胜败优劣之别
参考例句:
  • The odds are 5 to 1 that she will win.她获胜的机会是五比一。
  • Do you know the odds of winning the lottery once?你知道赢得一次彩票的几率多大吗?
16 refunds 0084ff716402199f733f841f5937d3ae     
n.归还,偿还额,退款( refund的名词复数 )v.归还,退还( refund的第三人称单数 )
参考例句:
  • Tomorrow he would return them to the store and claim refunds. 明天他要把它们退还给商店并要求退款。 来自辞典例句
  • The new method means that taxpayers get refunds much faster. 这种新办法意味着纳税人可以较快地领到退还款。 来自辞典例句
17 prosecuted Wk5zqY     
a.被起诉的
参考例句:
  • The editors are being prosecuted for obscenity. 编辑因刊载污秽文字而被起诉。
  • The company was prosecuted for breaching the Health and Safety Act. 这家公司被控违反《卫生安全条例》。
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