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NPR 2012-12-01

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  From NPR News in Washington, I'm Windsor Johnston.
  President Obama is taking his case for avoiding the "fiscal1 cliff" to the Philadelphia suburbs. Mr. Obama is insisting on higher taxes for the top 2% of earners and argues that Republicans are standing2 in the way of the deal. Speaking to a crowd at a toy factory today, the president says he's going to take the efforts of everyone to push his plan through.
  "But we all know you can't take anything for granted when it comes to Washington. Let's face it. And that's why I'm going to be asking all of you to make your voices heard over the next few days and the next couple of weeks. I need you to remind members of Congress -- Democrats3 and Republicans -- to not get bogged4 down in a bunch of partisan5 bickering6."
  Republicans are calling the president's campaign-style trip today an obstacle to fruitful talks. Yesterday House Speaker John Boehner accused Democrats of ruling out sensible spending cuts that he says must be part of any deal.
  The House has passed a bill that would allow some immigrants getting advanced degrees at American universities to get green cards when they graduate. As NPR's Tamara Keith reports the legislation represents one small piece of what many argue should be more comprehensive immigration reform.
  The STEM Jobs Act targets a small part of the nation's immigration system where there is a broad agreement improvement is needed. It would allow students earning advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to stay and work in America when they are done. Ed Royce is a Republican representative from California.
  "Many of them of course end up on years long green card waiting lists. And as a result, many of them give up and go to work for one of our global competitors."
  But Democrats complain this particular measure would eliminate another valuable visa program. The White House says the president won't support it because it's too narrowly focused and he wants comprehensive immigration reform. Tamara Keith, NPR News.
  Protesters have again turned out by the tens of thousands in Cairo's Tahrir Square to denounce President Mohamed Morsi and the draft constitution his Islamist allies have produced. Merrit Kennedy in Cairo reports.
  Protesters here are also concerned about a draft constitution that was approved early this morning by a majority Islamist assembly. Imam Bibars runs a women's NGO.
  "I want women and minorities and poor and rich to be treated equally in the constitution that represents everybody. We don't have that now."
  The document is similar to the previous pre-revolution constitution. It was voted on after most liberal and leftist groups withdrew from the assembly. The Muslim Brotherhood7, the group President Morsi hails from, has planned large rallies in support of the president tomorrow. For NPR News, Merrit Kennedy in Cairo.
  The Dow was down 12 points.
  This is NPR.
  Supreme8 Court justices today are meeting to decide when and how they will deal with the debate over whether the Constitution gives people the right to marry, regardless of sexual orientation9. Three weeks ago, voters backed same-sex marriage in three states and defeated a ban on gay marriage in another state. Any cases are expected to be argued in March with a decision by the end of June.
  More work is planned on the wreckage10 of the Deepwater Horizon. NPR's Debbie Elliott reports the action comes after repeated reports of oil sheen in the Gulf11 of Mexico near the site of BP's disastrous12 2010 well blowout.
  The Coast Guard wants BP and rig owner Transocean to do further inspections13 at the wellhead site. Robots, submarines will be deployed14 next week to make sure oil is not escaping from what's left of the exploded drilling rig and the equipment used to stop the out-of-control well. BP recently capped and plugged a failed containment15 dome16 that was emitting oil from the Gulf floor, but the sheen persists. Coast Guard officials say tests show the oil is BP's, but it's considered dead oil that's been trapped on the Gulf floor, not fresh oil that is seeping17 from the plugged well. The Coast Guard also wants the companies to come up with a plan for permanent remediation of the oil that remains18 in the wreckage. Debbie Elliott, NPR News
  Former President George H.W. Bush remains in stable condition at a Houston hospital where he is being treated for a lingering cough related to bronchitis. Hospital officials say there is no change in the status of the 88-year-old. Mr. Bush has been in and out of the hospital recently for complications resulting from bronchitis.
  I'm Windsor Johnston, NPR News.


1 fiscal agbzf     
  • 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 standing 2hCzgo     
  • After the earthquake only a few houses were left standing.地震过后只有几幢房屋还立着。
  • They're standing out against any change in the law.他们坚决反对对法律做任何修改。
3 democrats 655beefefdcaf76097d489a3ff245f76     
n.民主主义者,民主人士( democrat的名词复数 )
  • 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》
4 bogged BxPzmV     
adj.陷于泥沼的v.(使)陷入泥沼, (使)陷入困境( bog的过去式和过去分词 );妨碍,阻碍
  • The professor bogged down in the middle of his speech. 教授的演讲只说了一半便讲不下去了。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
  • The tractor is bogged down in the mud. 拖拉机陷入了泥沼。 来自《简明英汉词典》
5 partisan w4ZzY     
  • In their anger they forget all the partisan quarrels.愤怒之中,他们忘掉一切党派之争。
  • The numerous newly created partisan detachments began working slowly towards that region.许多新建的游击队都开始慢慢地向那里移动。
6 bickering TyizSV     
v.争吵( bicker的现在分词 );口角;(水等)作潺潺声;闪烁
  • The children are always bickering about something or other. 孩子们有事没事总是在争吵。
  • The two children were always bickering with each other over small matters. 这两个孩子总是为些小事斗嘴。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
7 brotherhood 1xfz3o     
  • They broke up the brotherhood.他们断绝了兄弟关系。
  • They live and work together in complete equality and brotherhood.他们完全平等和兄弟般地在一起生活和工作。
8 supreme PHqzc     
  • It was the supreme moment in his life.那是他一生中最重要的时刻。
  • He handed up the indictment to the supreme court.他把起诉书送交最高法院。
9 orientation IJ4xo     
  • Children need some orientation when they go to school.小孩子上学时需要适应。
  • The traveller found his orientation with the aid of a good map.旅行者借助一幅好地图得知自己的方向。
10 wreckage nMhzF     
  • They hauled him clear of the wreckage.他们把他从形骸中拖出来。
  • New states were born out of the wreckage of old colonial empires.新生国家从老殖民帝国的废墟中诞生。
11 gulf 1e0xp     
  • The gulf between the two leaders cannot be bridged.两位领导人之间的鸿沟难以跨越。
  • There is a gulf between the two cities.这两座城市间有个海湾。
12 disastrous 2ujx0     
  • The heavy rainstorm caused a disastrous flood.暴雨成灾。
  • Her investment had disastrous consequences.She lost everything she owned.她的投资结果很惨,血本无归。
13 inspections c445f9a2296d8835cd7d4a2da50fc5ca     
n.检查( inspection的名词复数 );检验;视察;检阅
  • Regular inspections are carried out at the prison. 经常有人来视察这座监狱。
  • Government inspections ensure a high degree of uniformity in the standard of service. 政府检查确保了在服务标准方面的高度一致。 来自《简明英汉词典》
14 deployed 4ceaf19fb3d0a70e329fcd3777bb05ea     
(尤指军事行动)使展开( deploy的过去式和过去分词 ); 施展; 部署; 有效地利用
  • Tanks have been deployed all along the front line. 沿整个前线已部署了坦克。
  • The artillery was deployed to bear on the fort. 火炮是对着那个碉堡部署的。
15 containment fZnyi     
  • Your list might include such things as cost containment,quality,or customer satisfaction.你的清单上应列有诸如成本控制、产品质量、客户满意程度等内容。
  • Insularity and self-containment,it is argued,go hand in hand.他们争论说,心胸狭窄和自我封闭是并存的。
16 dome 7s2xC     
  • The dome was supported by white marble columns.圆顶由白色大理石柱支撑着。
  • They formed the dome with the tree's branches.他们用树枝搭成圆屋顶。
17 seeping 8181ac52fbc576574e83aa4f98c40445     
v.(液体)渗( seep的现在分词 );渗透;渗出;漏出
  • Water had been slowly seeping away from the pond. 池塘里的水一直在慢慢渗漏。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Chueh-hui could feel the cold seeping into his bones. 觉慧开始觉得寒气透过衣服浸到身上来了。 来自汉英文学 - 家(1-26) - 家(1-26)
18 remains 1kMzTy     
  • He ate the remains of food hungrily.他狼吞虎咽地吃剩余的食物。
  • The remains of the meal were fed to the dog.残羹剩饭喂狗了。
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