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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, April 24, 2007

Phipps Released: Former agriculture commissioner completes federal prison sentence

(AP) - Former North Carolina agriculture commissioner Meg Scott Phipps was released from a federal prison yesterday after serving more than three years for extortion.

Phipps, whose father and grandfather served as North Carolina governors, was released from a prison camp for women in Alderson, W.Va., about 8 a.m., a prison spokesman said.

Phipps, a Democrat, pleaded guilty in 2003 to extorting illegal campaign contributions.


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