having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
With President Obama insisting on higher tax rates for
affluent Americans and winning public support for the idea, Congressional Republicans find themselves in an increasingly difficult political spot and are quietly beginning to look for a way out.
depict in words
Senior Republican leadership aides say they are contemplating a fallback position since a standoff over expiring tax rates will be
portrayed by Democrats as evidence that the opposition is willing to allow taxes to rise on the middle class to keep taxes from rising on the rich — and their intransigence could mean taxes go up on rich, poor and middle class alike.
relating to or created by regulations
The leadership officials now say that if no deal can be struck to avert the automatic expiration of all the Bush-era tax cuts and the onset of deep, across-the-board spending cuts, they could foresee taking up and passing legislation this month to extend the tax cuts for the middle class and then resume the bitter fight over spending and taxes as the nation approaches the next hard deadline: its
statutory borrowing limit, which could be reached in late January or February.
impatient especially under restriction or delay
It is a dynamic that has haunted Speaker John A. Boehner throughout the 112th Congress, as he has repeatedly been caught between the imperative to govern and the need to satisfy the
admitting of no doubt or misunderstanding
“I think as of late there has been a reluctance to speak out on this issue,” he added, “and that’s why I was really delighted that they chose to take a strong
harsh, bitter, or malicious in tone
American Jews have long had a vigorous, and sometimes
vitriolic, debate about the positions of the Israeli government and the peace process with the Palestinians.
pointing out or revealing clearly
“I think what we said is
indicative of what more and more rabbis believe, and more and more, but in trickles, are able to say it.”
a consecrated place where sacred objects are kept
B’nai Jeshurun, which is not affiliated with any of the major branches of Judaism, generally worships in an elaborate Moorish-style
sanctuary on West 88th Street; its best-attended services, which draw several thousand people, spill over into a church nearby.
the principal character in a work of fiction
Books commonly read by elementary school children — those with human characters rather than talking animals or wizards — include the Junie B. Jones, Cam Jansen, Judy Moody, Stink and Big Nate series, all of which feature a white
a conventional or formulaic conception or image
The few that are available tend to focus on
stereotypes of migrant workers or on special holidays.