bully pulpit


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bully pulpit

A public position that allows a person to speak with authority and share their views with a large audience. James used his position of class president as a bully pulpit to raise awareness about cyberbullying.
See also: bully
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None ranked for any power of brains, good, politics or the bully pulpit, which refers to the ability to influence others.
There has been, among the Clinton people, a concern that [Obama] hasn't been consistently effective at the bully pulpit," one former member of Clinton's senior staff told me.
The strategies have increased payoff when the president is popular, so presidents are wise to reconsider employing the bully pulpit if their approval ratings are lagging.
Don't get over-rewarded rock stars on this bully pulpit, or famous actors; find the next Cole Porter, if he/she hasn't already left to write jingles.
Con ello, el presidente mulato se inscribio en una tradicion que se remonta a mas de un siglo: la del bully pulpit, el podio que permite al presidente de Estados Unidos ser escuchado de influir en el debate publico.
But on the other hand, it is using the bully pulpit to chastise the industry for not doing enough to prevent foreclosures.
I'm one member of Congress who may be caught up in it, but I have a bully pulpit and I can fight back," Harman said in an interview with NBC News.
We are demanding absolute transparency for every dollar spent, and we will use the power of the bully pulpit and .
To better represent the opinions of all NDTA industry members, and to truly make this column a bully pulpit for all points of view, I would like to reach out to all major NDTA industry segments and identify spokespersons that can represent the varied commercial interests of our corporate members.
Besides, this tax has so many strikes against it that surely the supes -- if they so desire -- only need the power of their bully pulpit to persuade constituents to vote it down in November.
He also vowed to use the office as a bully pulpit to advocate for reform of Oregon's fiscal system, health care, and to encourage Oregonians' "financial literacy.
The following plan can help governors accelerate this trend by reorienting state CTE programs to reflect more demanding academic expectations: (1) Connect education to economic growth industries; (2) Use the bully pulpit to promote CTE; (3) Include the skills employers demand in state standards, assessment, and accountability systems; (4) Base CTE curricula around state standards; (5) Improve the quality of CTE teaching; (6) Design quality-control measures to promote more rigorous programs; (7) Require high school students to declare a course of study; and (8) Eliminate duplicated coursework between high school and postsecondary systems.
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez--a self-described enemy of American imperialism--is certain to use the new body as a bully pulpit to bury U.
The commission presidency is an agenda-setting role, which can be turned into a bully pulpit from which the occupant can lobby for legislative action.