2008年06月11日

撤退のクリントン氏、オバマ氏支持を呼びかける


Clinton Ends Campaign With Clear Call to Elect Obama
( New York Times )

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton brought her campaign for the White
House to an end on Saturday with a rousing farewell to thousands of supporters here and an emotional and unequivocal call for her voters to get behind Senator Barack Obama, the man who defeated her for the Democratic nomination.

For 28 minutes, standing alone on a stage in the historic National Building Museum, Mrs. Clinton spoke not only about the importance of electing Mr. Obama, but also about the extent to which her campaign was a milestone for women. She urged women who had supported her ― who had turned out at her headquarters, flocked to her rallies and poured into the polls to vote for her ― not to take the wrong lesson from her loss.


【 まずは準備運動 】

・rousing 奮起させる
・defeat 撃破する、敗北させる
・nomination 任命、指名
・urge 促す、要請する
・turn out (公的な会合などに)現れる、集まる
・flock 群がる、群をなして来る・行く
・rally (決起)集会、大会
・pour 流れ出る、流れ込む


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2008年04月23日

オバマ氏が下降したわけ


How Obama Fell to Earth
( New York Times )

Back in Iowa, Barack Obama promised to be something new ― an
unconventional leader who would confront unpleasant truths, embrace novel policies and unify the country. If he had knocked Hillary Clinton out in New Hampshire and entered general-election mode early, this enormously thoughtful man would have become that.

But he did not knock her out, and the aura around Obama has changed. Furiously courting Democratic primary voters and apparently exhausted, Obama has emerged as a more conventional politician and a more orthodox liberal.


【 まずは準備運動 】

・conventional  慣習的な、因襲的な
・unpleasant 不愉快な
・embrace 抱擁する、抱きしめる
・enormously 法外に、非常に
・furiously 激怒した、猛烈に
・liberal 進歩主義者、リベラル


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2008年03月10日

ブッシュ大統領、遺産のために拒否権発動


Bush Uses Veto on C.I.A. Tactics to Affirm Legacy
( New York Times )

President Bush on Saturday further cemented his legacy of fighting for strong executive powers, using his veto to shut down a Congressional effort to limit the Central Intelligence Agency’s latitude to subject terrorism suspects to harsh interrogation techniques.

Mr. Bush vetoed a bill that would have explicitly prohibited the
agency from using interrogation methods like waterboarding,
a technique in which restrained prisoners are threatened with drowning and that has been the subject of intense criticism at home and abroad. Many such techniques are prohibited by the military and law enforcement agencies.


【 まずは準備運動 】

・tactic 戦術、方策
・affirm 断言する、肯定する
・latitude 緯度、自由
・harsh 粗い、厳しい
・interrogation 尋問
・explicitly はっきりと
・prohibit 禁止する
・restrain 抑制する、拘束する


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2008年01月30日

ヒラリー・クリントン氏を推薦する


Primary Choices: Hillary Clinton
( New York Times )

This generally is the stage of a campaign when Democrats have to work hard to get excited about whichever candidate seems most likely to outlast an uninspiring pack. That is not remotely the case this year.

The early primaries produced two powerful main contenders: Hillary Clinton, the brilliant if at times harsh-sounding senator from New York; and Barack Obama, the incandescent if still undefined senator from Illinois. The remaining long shot, John Edwards, has enlivened the race with his own brand of raw populism.

As Democrats look ahead to the primaries in the biggest states on Feb. 5, The Times’s editorial board strongly recommends that they select Hillary Clinton as their nominee for the 2008 presidential election.


【 まずは準備運動 】

・primary 予備選挙
・contender 競争者
・harsh 粗い、ざらざらの
・incandescent 白熱の、光り輝く
・undefined 定義されていない、不明確な
・enliven 活気づける, 元気づける
・raw 生の、未加工の
・populism 大衆主義、ポピュリズム
・editorial board 編集局
・nominee 任命・指名された人


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2008年01月14日

経済の減速に即効薬なし


No Quick Fix to Downturn
( New York Times )

As leaders in Washington turn their attention to efforts to avert a looming downturn, many economists suggest that it may already be too late to change the course of the economy over the first half of the year, if not longer.

With a wave of negative signs gathering force, economists, policy makers and investors are debating just how much the economy could be damaged in 2008. Huge and complex, the American economy has in recent years been aided by a global web of finance so elaborate that no one seems capable of fully comprehending it. That makes it all but impossible to predict how much the economy can be expected to fall before it stabilizes.


【 まずは準備運動 】

・downturn 下降、沈滞
・attention 注意、注目
・avert 避ける
・loom ぼんやり見えてくる、(危険などが)じわじわ迫る
・aid 助ける
・elaborate 念入りな、綿密な、精巧な
・comprehend 理解する
・predict 予言する


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