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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, July 21, 2011

Former Edwards mistress Hunter asks judge to issue contempt order in sex tape case

HILLSBOROUGH, NC (AP) — The former mistress of John Edwards wants a North Carolina judge to issue a contempt order against a former Edwards campaign aide in a case involving a purported sex tape.

Lawyers for Rielle Hunter filed a motion Wednesday in Orange County Superior Court asking for a contempt of court finding against Andrew and Cheri Young and their lawyer.

Hunter's motion claims the Youngs have shared information with federal prosecutors in a separate criminal case involving Edwards. Her lawyers say that violates protective orders in the civil case.


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