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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.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Casey Anthony Found Not Guilty of Killing 2-Year-Old Daughter

(FoxNews.com) - A Florida jury has acquitted Casey Anthony of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.

Anthony, 25, showed no reaction when the jury's verdict was read Tuesday after more than 10 hours of deliberations. But she began to cry shortly after and hugged her attorney. She could have received a death sentence if she had been convicted of first-degree murder.

Anthony was found not guilty on all murder charges as well as aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter.

A Florida jury found Casey Anthony not guilty of first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter in the death of her two-year-old daughter Caylee. Anthony was found guilty on four counts of providing false information to a law enforcement officer, with a penalty of up to one year each. Check out the dramatic courtroom video as the verdict was read in one of the most high-profile death-penalty cases in U.S. history. (Fox News Insider)


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