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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 27, 2007

N.C. population passes 9 million mark, U.S. says

(Winston-Salem Journal) - North Carolina added almost 200,000 people between July 1, 2006, and July 1, 2007, and crossed the 9 million population mark for the first time, new estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show.

Only five states grew at a faster pace than North Carolina during the year, the census bureau said.

North Carolina’s population grew 2.2 percent from 2006 to 2007 and reached 9,061,032, according to census- bureau estimates. North Carolina retained its 10th-place ranking among the states, behind Georgia and ahead of New Jersey.


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