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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 31, 2011

March 30, 1981: President Reagan shot

(WGHP) - President Ronald Reagan was shot in the chest on March 30, 1981, just 69 days into his presidency. See the moments leading up to the shooting, and what followed immediately after.

Footage following the shooting:

Footage when the press learned President Reagan had been shot:

President Reagan talks about the shooting:


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