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Senator John McCain said he doesn't think Chuck Hagel is qualified to be defense secretary. But he says his fellow republican should stop blocking a vote. McCain also told NBC meet the press he expected the senate will approve the nomination . Chuck may stay meets and took vote in the united state senate, particularly vise veran, his comments about his Isreal ware trealship and but he will be confirmed . Haugel is former republican senator from Nebraska and support president Obama over McCain in the 2008 election.
Another leading republican is criticizing a draft proposal on immigration. The white house is apparently circulating. But NPR Ja Snider reports the administration says it had yet to propose anything to Capitol Hill. Republican senator Marco Rubio of Florida among the bipartisan group works on immigration legislation. He is faulting the Obama administration for not working with republican on the draft done by the USA today. And he said it's a rehash of failed policies but Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer of New York says he expected bill to emerge. "We've talked to Senator Rubio and he's fully onboard with our process. I'm very hopeful that on March we will have a bipartisan bill." Schumer is speaking on CNN state of Union. According to USA today, the draft would create special visa, and lay out pass the legal residency with 80 years. NPR news Washington.
The forecast for Southern New England today, more snow perhaps ten inches in some places. This followed huge storm last weekend and left 2 to 3 feet of snow. Forecaster say whiteout conditions are possible with winds gusting strong as 55 mile an hour .
Officials in Bahrain say 8 people have been arrested on suspicion of being part of terrorism trained by Iran and its allies. NPR's Peter Kenyon reports violence in capital Bahrain continued over the weekend. In statement on its website and on twitter the Secretary of the Interior said 8 person suspected terrorism receiving training or funding from Iran, Iraq, Shiite in Lebanon. Bahrain has long charged the majority Shiite protesters are influenced or directed by Iran. But as current case, no evidence of tangible support has been made public. Police used tear gas to quell volatile capital through protesters Saturday after the funeral of teenage who have been killed by security force during earlier clash marking Bahrain unsuccessful Arabia spring uprising. The government is trying to engage opposition representatives in the reconciliation dialogue. Peter Kenyon NPR news Istanbul.
Several car bomb exploded in Iraqi capital Baghdad today. Authorities say at least 28 people were killed . The attack targeted shops, outdoor markets and restaurants and mostly Shiite Muslim neighborhood , this is NPR news from Washington.
1.block vt. 阻止；阻塞；限制
His persistent attempts to complain to his superiors were blocked and ignored.
2.bipartisan adj. 两党连立的；代表两党的
The fact is without bipartisan support we cannot solve this problem.
3.rehash n. 改变；略加修改的老作品
His answer is just a rehash version of my lecture.
4.tangible adj. 有形的；切实的；可触摸的
The experience is almost tangible.
5.quell vt. 平息；镇压；减轻；消除
The police quelled the disturbances in inner-city areas.