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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

House Joins Senate in Passing CAFTA

From Susan Jones of CNS News:

Most Democrats opposed it, and so did some Republicans -- but in the end, the House of Representatives narrowly passed the Central American Free Trade Agreement.

The vote, which came early Thursday morning, was 217-215. Twenty-seven Republicans voted against CAFTA, while 15 Democrats supported it.

Passage is a victory for President Bush, who traveled to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to press for Republican support.


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