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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.

Monday, January 09, 2012

Supermarket Agrees to Pay Student $10K For Hitting This Half-Court Shot…After ‘Occupy’ Protest

(By Jonathon M. Seidl, The Blaze) - When University of Kentucky freshman Vincent Swope hit a half-court shot at halftime on Saturday — the kind no one ever really makes — he took a victory lap. He had just won $10,000. Or did he?

Almost immediately, someone from the contest approached him with the rules, and said that Swopes might not win the money from the sponsor — the supermarket chain, Kroger — because he could have been slightly over the line. Here’s what the representative meant:


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