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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.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Burr has active first year in Senate

He took on bioterrorism and a brief stint as leader

By Mary M. Shaffrey


Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., had an interesting freshman year.

His signature piece of legislation dealing with bioterrorism prevention measures was divided: Half of it was incorporated into a defense bill, and the other half was deferred to 2006.


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