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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, April 08, 2011

Congress Strikes a Budget Deal, Averts Shutdown

(FoxNews.com) - Congressional leaders, with barely an hour to go before a federal government, announced late Friday night they had reached a deal to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year.

House Speaker John Boehner, speaking briefly to reporters after talks had concluded, said the plan was to pass one last short-term spending resolution Friday night to buy lawmakers the time needed to prepare and pass the final budget bill.

(Breitbart.tv) - President Obama announces the deal struck with House Republicans on the 2011 budget that was supposed to have been passed last year by then-Speaker Pelosi. The deal includes a reduction in federal spending much higher than what the President had originally hoped for. It also retains funding for abortion provider Planned Parenthood, which the President and Congressional Democrats were willing to shut down the government and withhold pay to our troops to retain.


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