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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.

Friday, February 24, 2012

John Edwards sex tape suit settled

(By MACKENZIE WEINGER, Politico) - John Edwards’s former mistress, Rielle Hunter, has been declared the owner of the sex tape featuring herself and the ex-presidential candidate, and the video will be destroyed, according to a report on Thursday.

The civil case between Hunter, who has a child with Edwards, and former campaign aide Andrew Young was settled on Thursday, ABC-11 WTVD reported. Hunter was deemed the owner of the tape, and the court ordered Young to return the video.

Hunter spokesperson RoseMarie Terenzio declared the settlement a victory, saying, “Ms. Hunter is very pleased. She won.”

The settlement states that Young and his wife admit no liability and also notes that the tape will be destroyed.


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