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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, July 30, 2007

Former N.C. speaker begins prison term

RALEIGH, N.C. (The Modesto Bee) — Former House Speaker Jim Black surrendered to federal marshals Monday to begin serving his five-year sentence for political corruption.


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