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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.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Burr is cheered by opponents of the bill when he joins those who vote to reject it

WASHINGTON (Winston-Salem Journal) - Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C. said that his office has received "dozens" of threatening calls in recent weeks over the immigration bill, which he voted yesterday to kill.

Callers asked him to vote against the bill and reminded his staff that they knew where he lived, Burr said. He said he alerted Capitol Hill police to one call.

"This was a very vicious issue for a lot of people," he said.


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