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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, March 25, 2010

Rep. Eric Cantor Condemns Top Dems for Using Violent Incidents as ‘Media Vehicles for Political Gain’

"It's reckless to use these incidents as media vehicles for political gain. That is why I have deep concerns that some - DCCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen and DNC Chairman Tim Cain, in particular - are dangerously fanning the flames by suggesting that these incidents be used as a political weapon."

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Nancy Pelosi Condemns Threats Against Members of Congress

(ABC News) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday condemned vandalism and threats of violence against members of Congress who voted for sweeping health care change, saying such behavior "must be rejected." She told a news conference Thursday that "I don't want this to be a distraction," but also said that such actions have "no place in a civil debate in our country." She vowed not to let incidents of vandalism and hate-mongering distract the work of Congress.


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