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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.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Daily Ask SAM Column

Winston-Salem Journal

In 2006, President Bush promised to immediately build hundreds of miles of new fences along the U.S.-Mexico border. At this time, how many miles of new fence have been completely built? - S.B.

A. Less than 10 miles of the promised 700-mile fence has been built, according to reports from groups monitoring the progress.


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