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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, August 29, 2005

Roles reverse as '05 Legislature nears the end

Associated Press Writer

RALEIGH, N.C. -- When the 2005 legislative session began seven months ago, House members agreed to a bipartisan power-sharing arrangement, while Senate Democrats approved rule changes to quash Republican dissent.

As the session drew to a close, the roles were reversed -- with potentially substantial consequences for the 2006 elections if they remain in place before the General Assembly finally goes home.


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