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CARL AZUZ, CNN ANCHOR: Great to see you this Wednesday. Today`s commercial free coverage starts with last night`s "State of the Union" speech and the opposing party`s response.

非常高兴在周三和大家见面,今天不含商业广告的时事新闻首先来讲一下昨天奥巴马做的国情咨文演讲。

History 101, what`s known is "State of the Union" used to be called the President`s annual message? The Constitution doesn`t say it has to be annual, and it doesn`t have to be on TV because the framers didn`t have TV. The first radio broadcast was by President Coolidge in 1923. The first TV broadcast, President Truman in 1947, the first webcast, President George W. Bush in 2002.

问题来了,为什么国情咨文被称为总统的年度报告?美国宪法并没有规定该报告必须是一年一次,也没有规定必须在电视上作报告,因为之前并没有电视。第一次国情咨文演讲是由柯立芝总统在1923年向全美国人民发表。第一次电视广播是由杜鲁门总统在1947年发表,2002年由乔治布什第一次进行网络直播进行国情咨文报告。

Before we look at 2015 and what President Obama hopes to accomplish in his last two years in office, we are exploring what he has and hasn`t accomplished in his first six years.

在关注2015年之前我们先来看看奥巴马总统在其任期后两年之内希望完成的工作,我们正在总结他执政6年来完成和未完成的工作。

(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: On the quest (ph) to define his legacy, here`s how President Obama`s promises are playing out.

尽管奥巴马总统工作计划还有很多残留未完成,我们还是先来看看总统之前所做的承诺是如何实现的。

First, the economy:

首先是经济方面。

BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Pick any metric you want. America`s resurgence is real.

无论你怎样衡量美国经济,美国经济复兴是千真万确的。

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: 2.9 million jobs were added in 2014. That`s the strongest year for job growth since 1999.

2014年一共增加了290万个工作岗位,这是自1999年以来增长最多的一年。

The job loss rate has dropped to 5.6 percent in December, lowest since Obama`s election, but there`s some bad news, too: wages for the working and middle classes have not kept up.

失业率在12月份已经下降了5.6%,是自奥巴马当选总统以来最低的时候,但是也有负面影响,就是对工人阶级和中产阶级人群的工资没有上涨。

Second, Obamacare: will it work? The percentage of people without health insurance has declined from 18 percent in 2014 to 12.9 percent in 2014. But there are still many questions about the law. It hasn`t yet driven down the cost of health insurance. Obamacare has also drawn a slew of critics and tension on Capitol Hill.

其次奥巴马式保障。会有效么?美国没有健康保险的人比例在2014年一年从18%下降到了12.9%。但是关于社保法律方面还存留很多问题。社保并没有降低医疗保险的费用。奥巴马式保障还给国会带来了些批评和压力。

Third, immigration reform:

再次,移民改革。

OBAMA: I fought for you in the Senate, and I will make it a top priority in my first year as president of the United States of America.

我会为你在参议院而战,我会将令这一改革成为我担任美国总统第一年的首要任务。

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Obama promised that if Congress didn`t act, he would do everything in his power to ease deportation.

奥巴马承诺说如果国会不采取行动,他将采用一切方法来缓解驱逐出境政策执行力度。

OBAMA: We`ll take steps to deal responsibly with the millions of undocumented immigrants who already live in our country.

我们将采取方法处理在我们国家居住很长时间的非法移民问题。

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: But Republicans now control the House and the Senate, and they are trying to stand in his way.

但是共和党派人士控制着众议院和参议院,并且他妈呢正在试图控制奥巴马的行动。

And what about the promise to change the tone in Washington?

那关于改变华盛顿基调问题呢?

OBAMA: We`ve got to change the tone of government, the politics.

我们已经改变了政府和政策的基调。

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Well, the tone has changed. It`s worse. Then whose fault that is, depends on your point of view.

对,基调确实已经改变了,但是却更加糟糕了。那这是谁的错呢?

WOLF BLITZER, CNN ANCHOR: Do you know what I see in Washington still to this day?

你知道之前我所见的华盛顿政府今天还是这样么?

OBAMA: More of the same.

差不多。

BLITZER: The same old, same old.

还是那样传统。

OBAMA: Yeah.

是这样。

BLITZER: A lot of bickering, backstabbing .

其实背地里很多争吵。

OBAMA: May be a little worse.

可能更糟糕一点。

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Around the globe, the president who got elected to pull troops out of Iraq has sent troops back to deal with the new threat: ISIS.

从世界上来看,那些把军队派遣到伊拉克的总统都已经选择把军队撤回来应对目前日益猖狂的新威胁:ISIS恐怖组织。

After touting to killing of Osama bin Laden, Obama is dealing with the threat that has evolved and spread and mutated into terror attacks in the West.

在对本拉登进行酷刑折磨致死之后,奥巴马正在处理已经威胁并蔓延侵入西非地区的恐怖袭击问题。

Predictions that Vladimir Putin is a geopolitical foe have proven true. And don`t forget, 90 miles off the coast of Florida, the United States has begun an historic change in U.S. policy towards Cuba. And then there`s Obama`s first promise as president: closing Gitmo.

普京已经被证实是一个地缘政治敌人。不要忘记,美国佛罗里达沿岸90英里海岸线改变了美国对古巴的外交政策。这是奥巴马担任总统以来做出的第一个承诺:关闭关塔纳摩湾监狱。

OBAMA: Guantanamo will be closed no later than one year from now.

关塔那摩湾监狱从现在开始将在一年之内关闭。

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Flash forward: it is still not closed.

但是现在还没有关闭。

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Will Guantanamo Bay Prison be closed down by the end of next year?

明年年底的时候关塔那摩湾监狱能不能关闭?

OBAMA: I`m going to be doing everything I can to close it.

我将尽权利关闭监狱。

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: So, welcome to this year`s State of the Union where we`ll see which legacy items move to the top of his list.

欢迎收看今年的国情咨文报道,我们将会从奥巴马愿望清单中看到有哪些遗留任务被提到头条。

CARL AZUZ, CNN ANCHOR: Great to see you this Wednesday. Today`s commercial free coverage starts with last night`s "State of the Union" speech and the opposing party`s response.

History 101, what`s known is "State of the Union" used to be called the President`s annual message? The Constitution doesn`t say it has to be annual, and it doesn`t have to be on TV because the framers didn`t have TV. The first radio broadcast was by President Coolidge in 1923. The first TV broadcast, President Truman in 1947, the first webcast, President George W. Bush in 2002.

Before we look at 2015 and what President Obama hopes to accomplish in his last two years in office, we are exploring what he has and hasn`t accomplished in his first six years.

(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: On the quest (ph) to define his legacy, here`s how President Obama`s promises are playing out.

First, the economy:

BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Pick any metric you want. America`s resurgence is real.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: 2.9 million jobs were added in 2014. That`s the strongest year for job growth since 1999.

The job loss rate has dropped to 5.6 percent in December, lowest since Obama`s election, but there`s some bad news, too: wages for the working and middle classes have not kept up.

Second, Obamacare: will it work? The percentage of people without health insurance has declined from 18 percent in 2014 to 12.9 percent in 2014. But there are still many questions about the law. It hasn`t yet driven down the cost of health insurance. Obamacare has also drawn a slew of critics and tension on Capitol Hill.

Third, immigration reform:

OBAMA: I fought for you in the Senate, and I will make it a top priority in my first year as president of the United States of America.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Obama promised that if Congress didn`t act, he would do everything in his power to ease deportation.

OBAMA: We`ll take steps to deal responsibly with the millions of undocumented immigrants who already live in our country.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: But Republicans now control the House and the Senate, and they are trying to stand in his way.

And what about the promise to change the tone in Washington?

OBAMA: We`ve got to change the tone of government, the politics.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Well, the tone has changed. It`s worse. Then whose fault that is, depends on your point of view.

WOLF BLITZER, CNN ANCHOR: Do you know what I see in Washington still to this day?

OBAMA: More of the same.

BLITZER: The same old, same old.

OBAMA: Yeah.

BLITZER: A lot of bickering, backstabbing .

OBAMA: May be a little worse.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Around the globe, the president who got elected to pull troops out of Iraq has sent troops back to deal with the new threat: ISIS.

After touting to killing of Osama bin Laden, Obama is dealing with the threat that has evolved and spread and mutated into terror attacks in the West.

Predictions that Vladimir Putin is a geopolitical foe have proven true. And don`t forget, 90 miles off the coast of Florida, the United States has begun an historic change in U.S. policy towards Cuba. And then there`s Obama`s first promise as president: closing Gitmo.

OBAMA: Guantanamo will be closed no later than one year from now.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Flash forward: it is still not closed.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Will Guantanamo Bay Prison be closed down by the end of next year?

OBAMA: I`m going to be doing everything I can to close it.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: So, welcome to this year`s State of the Union where we`ll see which legacy items move to the top of his list.

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