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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, May 18, 2006

Fencing proposal passes Senate

Citizenship-offer hurdle may trip any immigration reform

By Mary M. Shaffrey
Winston-Salem Journal


The U.S. Senate continued debate on an immigration-reform package yesterday, passing provisions that would give illegal immigrants a chance at citizenship, create 370 miles of fence along the border with Mexico, and bar convicted felons from being eligible for citizenship.

Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C, said last night that as result of the citizenship option - one he considers an offer of amnesty - he was not optimistic about being able to support the final version.

"It's not a piece of legislation that I would support voting for," Burr said.


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