West Virginia Media
West Virginia is mourning the death of Sen. Robert C. Byrd's wife, Erma Ora James Byrd, who died just before 8 p.m. Sen. Byrd and family members were with her when she died.
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.