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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 29, 2011

NASA Postpones Space Shuttle Endeavour Launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (FoxNews.com) – NASA has postponed the launch of space shuttle Endeavour by at least 48 hours, following the discovery of a technical problem with the Auxilliary Power Unit.

"Endeavour's launch has been scrubbed for at least 48 hours because of an issue with Auxiliary Power Unit 1 heaters," the space agency tweeted at 12:27 p.m. Friday. The soonest the craft could launch is 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

Shuttle Launch Director Mike Leinbach confirmed the delay, and the issue with the heaters, which provide hydraulic power to steer the craft during ascent and descent.


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