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2010-10-20 CNN

Hello! My name is Carl Azuz. Welcome to CNN Student News. A breakthrough in Switzerland! Teaching with technology in Canada! But we start things off with some trail talk right here in the U.S.

We're talking about the campaign trail for this year's midterm elections, coming up on November 2nd. Quick recap on those. U.S. House of Representatives -- all 435 seats are up for election. U.S. Senate -- 37 seats up for election. Plus all sorts of local and state elections, too. President Obama, he's not up for re-election this year. But he is out on the campaign trail trying to help other members of his Democratic party get elected, and talking about what might happen if they don't.

This election is a choice, and the stakes couldn't be higher. If they win this election, the chair of the Republican Campaign Committee has promised to pursue the exact same agenda as they did before I took office. And we know what that agenda was: You cut taxes, mostly for millionaires and billionaires; you cut rules for special interests; and then you cut middle-class families loose to fend for themselves.

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is doing some campaigning too, but for Republican candidates. And she's taking aim at some of the Democratic leaders in Washington, especially Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Former Governor Palin says it's time for them to go

1.recap vt.vi.扼要重述;概括

例句:Recapped the headlines at the end of the news broadcast.
      在新闻的最后把主要内容概述一下。

2.plus prep.(表示包容)外加; 另有
 
例句:Work out the full weekly rent, plus your rates.
      算出一周的房租外加房地产税。

3.stake n.赌注

4.fend vt.vi.独立生活, 照料自己

例句:I've had to fend for myself since I was 14.
      我从十四岁时起就不得不照料自己。

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