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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.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Court allows issue ads near elections

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court loosened restrictions Monday on corporate- and union-funded television ads that air close to elections, weakening a key provision of a landmark campaign finance law.

McCain: 'Regrettable' decision

(The Hill) - Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Monday called the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down part of his campaign finance law “regrettable.”


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