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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, November 21, 2011

John Edwards case to start in January

GREENSBORO, N.C., Nov. 17 (UPI) - Former U.S. presidential hopeful John Edwards will go on trial at the end of January on charges he violated campaign finance laws.

U.S. District Court Judge Catherine Eagles, sitting in Greensboro, N.C., scheduled jury selection to begin Jan. 30 and first evidence in the case to be presented Feb. 13, Politico reported Wednesday.

Edwards, a former one-term U.S. senator representing North Carolina, has pleaded not guilty to charges he violated campaign finance law during his 2008 bid for the Democratic presidential nomination by conspiring to use about $900,000 in contributions from two supporters for living expenses of his mistress, Rielle Hunter, and a child he fathered with her.

He is accused of causing false reports to be filed with the Federal Election Commission, among other things.


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