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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.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Obama Fails with Big Economic Promises

By Ruben Navarrette
Real Clear Politics

SAN DIEGO - With soaring gas prices, a shaky job market and a surge in home foreclosures, many Americans say their No. 1 issue is the economy.

Unfortunately for Barack Obama, that's one area where he strikes out with regularity. In fact, in recent weeks, the Illinois senator has been one for five on major economic issues.


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