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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.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Washington Nationals Catcher Ramos Reportedly Kidnapped in Venezuela

(FoxNews.com) - Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos has been kidnapped near his hometown of Valencia, northern Venezuela, his winter league team the Aragua Tigers announced Wednesday.

According to multiple reports from local outlets, four gunmen approached Ramos outside his mother's home in Santa Ines, about 16 miles south of Valencia, and took him away.

"It's true, Wilson Ramos was kidnapped," Tigers spokeswoman Katherine Vilera said in a statement, adding that Venezuela's judicial police, the CICPC, was investigating, The Washington Post reported.


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