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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(7) This recent outcome underlines the importance of AAI's role as antitrust's Bully Pulpit of our time.
If the education department and its secretary vanished, how much would the bully pulpit that Alexander mentioned shrink?
Roosevelt was a one-of-a-kind president who turned the White House into a "bully pulpit," and his greatest sermons echo to this day.
McClure--and their willingness to use the bully pulpit to promote their policies.
But it remains to be seen if Kitzhaber, who kept a discouragingly low profile during last year's gun-control debate, will use his bully pulpit to ensure passage of SB 1551.
MPs cannot insult anyone from the bully pulpit of the Parliament.
Weaver also discussed monetary versus fiscal policy and the Fed's bully pulpit.
The report added Moran saying that Obama administration could be doing more to try to close Guantanamo and he doesn't expect upcoming elections will make it more difficult on the congressional side adding that President Obama has the bully pulpit necessary to convince Americans of the need to close Guantanamo.
The magazine identified the 500 power people as powerful in seven different categories: politics; the bully pulpit, brains; money; the use of force; a power for good; and a power for evil.
Tibergien has consistently raised thorny issues that some advisors would rather avoid and has used his bully pulpit to challenge advisors to be not only good business people but true leaders as well.
Police chiefs and sheriffs should use the bully pulpit afforded them to keep community focus on the need for mental health services and convene local service providers and community members to enhance knowledge about local needs, services, and the science of mental illness and gun violence; and,
Obama used the bully pulpit of the White House briefing room to show he was on top of the situation.
"A group which would in essence initiate a national conversation on the war effort, a conversation which you have been unwilling to start using the presidential bully pulpit," he said.
The letter, a copy of which was made available to the press, says: "A group which would in essence initiate a national conversation on the war effort -- a conversation which you have been unwilling to start using the presidential bully pulpit."
Instead, Rendell--along with a half-dozen former Clinton officials I spoke to--agree with Obama's policies, but argue that he's failed to use the presidential bully pulpit to sell them to the public.