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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.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

House Overrides Budget Veto, Perdue Issues Statement

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The North Carolina House voted early Wednesday to override Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue's historic veto of the state government budget for the next two years, completing the key step needed for the Republican majority to cancel her objections and enact the plan.

A coalition of Republicans and a handful of Democrats approved the override by a 73-46 vote. That's just enough to meet the three-fifths majority required to overturn her veto Sunday of the budget that spends nearly $19.7 billion for the year beginning July 1.


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