Who says you can't buy votes?
The House on Friday passed a far-reaching and historic plan to bail out the nation's financial system.
The vote for passage of the Senate-amended bill - 263 to 171 - was the result of strong lobbying on the part of the White House and other supporters of the bill all week, following the House defeat of a similar measure on Monday - a defeat that shocked the markets and congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle.
The rest of the story is here. Why is loading a bill with pork with the intent to influence an official decision not bribery?