The tenor of the briefing room made clear just how fundamentally the GOP has altered the terms of political debate.
But with President Obama vowing to take the lead, the tenor of the debate might be changing.
Irish tenor Ronan Tynan sang at both services, just as he had so many times in New York after 9/11.
c.1300, "general meaning, purpose, drift," from Old French tenour "substance, sense" (13c.), from Latin tenorem (nominative tenor) "contents, course," originally "a holding on," from tenere "to hold" (see tenet). The musical sense of "high male voice" is attested from late 14c., because the sustained melody (canto fermo) was carried by the tenor's part.