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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.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Edwards ex-aide could get jail time in sex-tape case

RALEIGH (JournalNow.com) - A North Carolina judge will decide whether to jail a former John Edwards aide for contempt in the legal fight over a purported sex tape involving the 2008 presidential candidate.

Superior Court Judge Michael R. Morgan signed an order finding probable cause for criminal contempt charges against Andrew Young and his wife, Cheri Young, as well as the couple's lawyers.

The Youngs and their lawyers may have violated a protective order by giving prosecutors confidential documents, including sealed depositions, from a lawsuit Rielle Hunter filed against them, according to the order filed Thursday. Hunter, who is Edwards' former mistress, lived with the Youngs while she was pregnant, and at one point Andrew Young falsely claimed paternity of Edwards' child. She has sued the Youngs, claiming the sex tape is hers.


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