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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 22, 2007

Judge curbs travel, bans alcohol for Black before he is sentenced

RALEIGH (AP) - A federal judge has ordered former House Speaker Jim Black to abstain from alcohol and to remain in Western North Carolina as he awaits his sentencing next month, according to a court document filed yesterday.

Black, his attorney, his probation officer and Judge Terrence Boyle of U.S. District Court signed the change to the conditions of his release. No reason for the change was given.


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