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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.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Confidential Files

(Fox News) - The National Archives is withholding from the public around 2,600 pages of records stored at the Bill Clinton Presidential Library — under orders from Mr. Clinton himself. The New York Sun reports that an archives spokeswoman Susan Cooper says the documents were deemed to contain what is termed "confidential advice" — and are therefore closed.

This comes despite this statement from Clinton aide Bruce Lindsey last month — "Bill Clinton has not blocked the release of a single document."

Ms. Cooper says the 2,600 pages are part of a total of 24,000 pages of Clinton records closed — for reasons such as national security and privacy concerns.


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