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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.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Specter has recurrence of lymph-system cancer

WASHINGTON (Winston-Salem Journal) - Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter’s cancer has returned.

Specter, a five-term Republican, said in a statement yesterday that he has been found to have an early recurrence of Hodgkin’s disease, which is a cancer of the lymph system.

Specter, 78, underwent treatment for the same type of cancer in 2005 and was later given a clean bill of health. The statement said that the cancer was found by a medical scan but that he has no symptoms.

Specter said he would continue his normal duties, just as he did three years ago. He has already announced he will run for re-election in 2010, and he said the cancer will not stop him from doing that.


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