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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.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Janet Napolitano: Border is Not 'Out of Control'

(CNSNews.com) - Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Friday that "given the statistical framework," the U.S.-Mexico border is not “overrun or out of control” -- adding that those who make such claims are just trying to score political points.

"But I think the amount of resources we’ve put at the border with Mexico shows how serious this administration is,” Napolitano said in a speech at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

Just two days before Napolitano made the statements, Richard Stana, director of homeland security and justice issues for the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office--the federal auditing agency that investigates the effectiveness and efficiency of other government agencies--testified in the Senate Homeland Security Committee that the Border Patrol can stop or prevent illegal entries into the United States along only 129 miles of the 1,954-mile long U.S.-Mexico border.


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