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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.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Clear Video of Flaming Plane Crash in Siberian River

(By Christopher Santarelli, The Blaze) - New video has gone viral of a Antonov-24 Russian passenger plane that was forced to make an emergency landing on water in Eastern Siberia Monday. The pilot had reported difficulties and decided to attempt landing the 36-year-old flaming aircraft on the River Ob. The plane was carrying 36 people, and can clearly be seen with one of its engines a blaze. The crash resulted in seven deaths with two additional survivors in critical condition, and eighteen passengers still in the hospital. The majority of the passengers were able to escape while the plane stayed afloat in the cold waters.


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