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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, October 06, 2011

Obama and Bank of America on rocky road to 2012

Amid backlash, is Bank of America Stadium a good place for his big speech?

(By Jim Morrill, The Charlotte Observer) -
Bank of America has suddenly become a political football for players on both sides - including for a president who next year could accept his nomination in the stadium named for the bank.

Since Bank of America announced a $5 monthly debit-card fee last week, Democrats have attacked the bank while some Republicans blame the administration for forcing the bank's hand with overregulation.

For his part, President Barack Obama said consumers were being "mistreated" by the bank.


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