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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.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Outside Help

(Fox News) - House Democrats plan to spend $225,000 to hire a private law firm to help investigate the Bush administration over the firing of eight U.S. attorneys.

The Washington Times reports this is in addition to the House Judiciary Committee's approximately 30 paid staff positions and the staffers of various subcommittees.

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Henry Waxman — a Democrat who's seen his share of investigations — says he does not recall ever paying for outside legal help.


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