bully pulpit

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a public office of sufficiently high rank that it provides the holder with an opportunity to speak out and be listened to on any matter

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7) This recent outcome underlines the importance of AAI's role as antitrust's Bully Pulpit of our time.
MPs cannot insult anyone from the bully pulpit of the Parliament.
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.
Obama used the bully pulpit of the White House briefing room to show he was on top of the situation.
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.
Three years later, she was hired by Hearst Magazines to turn around the languishing Cosmopolitan and it became her bully pulpit for the next 32 years.
On Deaf Ears: The Limits of the Bully Pulpit, Yale University Press, 2003), that questions a central tenet of the modern presidency--that presidential leadership involves persuasion of the public.
Polls don't yet show enough support for full independence in Scotland, but the nationalist leader, Alex Salmond, hopes to use his new bully pulpit to convince Scottish voters they might be better off on their own.
She spoke of using the foundation's power and prestige as a global bully pulpit to advocate journalism's highest values and explore its promising models.
During APHA's 138th Annual Meeting in November, he moderated a session on that very issue, and he and the nation's three state surgeons general talked about ways the position offers a bully pulpit for critical public health concerns ranging from obesity to health reform implementation.
The paper reported that in a fiery speech to the Senate just before the vote, Monserrate said he had been made a scapegoat and accused his critics of exploiting an "ethical bully pulpit.
Contrary to her duty to fight anti-Semitism, Rose= nthal used her bully pulpit to advance it.