Bloggers Will Join Bush in Bill-Signing Ceremony; Pressed Congress for Spending Database
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
President Bush has invited bloggers to join him today as he signs into law a bill creating a database of federal spending a recognition of their role in forcing the bill through Congress over the objections of senior senators and an indication of how much bloggers are changing the political process.
A coalition of bloggers from the left and the right last month did what the Senate's Republican leadership could not: smoke out obstructing senators, bring public pressure to break their hold and move the bill to the Senate floor, where it passed by a voice vote.
"The bloggers mobilized Congress; Congress did not …
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Publication information: Article title: Bloggers Will Join Bush in Bill-Signing Ceremony; Pressed Congress for Spending Database. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: September 26, 2006. Page number: A04. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
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