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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.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Former Speaker Black pleads guilty in state court

RALEIGH, N.C. (Winston-Salem Journal) - Former House Speaker Jim Black agreed today to be sentenced for offering a bribe and obstructing justice, crimes that prosecutors tied in part to a party-switching scheme in 2003 that helped the four-term state House leader stay in power.


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