Mike Pence Gives Notre Dame Stadium Speech; Many Students Walk Out (Video)

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Former Indiana Governor and current Vice President Mike Pence was given a seriously cold reception at Notre Dame Stadium on Sunday. Pence, granted the honor of giving the Notre Dame Class of 2017 commencement address on Sunday, saw a large group of students walk out on him as began his speech.

Dozens (the South Bend Tribune estimates the total number at about 150) of graduating seniors staged a peaceful, civil protest by exiting Notre Dame Stadium. Here below are three different videos, with three different vantage points, of the walk-out.

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Robert Mueller, New Most Powerful Man in D.C. is No Stranger to National Football League

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On Wednesday, Former FBI Director Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel to the investigation of collusion between Russia and the Donald Trump Presidential campaign. He served as the second-longest director in Federal Bureau of Investigation history, behind only the iconic J. Edgar Hoover.

He is also no stranger to fans of the National Football League and the Baltimore Ravens, as Mueller was the man who oversaw the NFL’s mishandling of the infamous Ray Rice videotape (much more on that in a bit).

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Jared Kushner in Colorado the Same Day as Chelsea Owner, Putin Confidant Roman Abramovich

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With the Donald Trump White House and Vladimir Putin/Russia we have seen endless coincidences and plenty of collaboration. However, we have not seen evidence of definitive treasonous collusion. “The smoking gun,” as one would proverbially put it, hasn’t been found yet, but it could be coming to light reasonably soon.

Both the United States Senate and the Federal Bureau of investigation are investigating whether or not Russia/Putin colluded with the Trump camp, including his son-in-law Jared Kushner, to alter the outcome of the 2016 United States Presidential election.

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Pigs Will Truly Fly By Trump Tower if Architect Raises $250,000

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“I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals,” Sir Winston Churchill famously once said. Pigs are indeed a very lovable animal, and if these specific pig balloons get the opportunity to obstruct the lettering on Trump Tower Chicago, they’ll become even more endearing.

It may be for only one day, and the city of Chicago certainly seems to be against this idea, but it still could happen.

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Tomi Lahren Addresses Beliefs that her 15 Minutes are Up, Diva Accusations

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Now that Tomi Lahren and her former employer, Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze (yes, it really is spelled that way, no space between the two words for some bizarre reason) have settled their legal dispute, the alt-right millenial gun nut is speaking up and speaking out.

Her period of radio silence is long over, and she gave an exclusive interview to Playboy where she covered a multitude of topics.

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ESPN Layoffs: Five General Ideas For What the Network Should Do Moving Forward

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The ESPN layoffs announced this past Wednesday sent massive reverberations all throughout the sports media business. In this trade, it’s the story of the year. It dominated national and international headlines for days because it reaches so many different facets and niches.

Last week, we listed eight truths this development taught us about the current state of the sports media business. Yesterday we looked at five major issues the network (and many of us as well) must resolve. Today we detail five steps that we believe the company should take in the wake of the ESPN layoffs.

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Donald Trump Attacks on Media Should Unite All Journalists Right Now

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Donald Trump has such an utter contempt for journalists that it’s become worse than Richard Nixon and Bobby Knight combined.

He’s openly declared full scale war against the concepts of transparency and accountability, and he’s blatantly aiming to dismantle the very ideal of a free press.

Last Wednesday’s press conference, the first Donald Trump had held in nearly half a year, was a farce on numerous levels, with the condescension aimed at CNN and Buzzfeed the most egregious offenses. However, it was also the incident which can galvanize us journalists to fight back, and make no mistake about it, we will fight back!

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ESPN Layoffs: Five Major Issues Bristol Must Resolve Moving Forward

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The ESPN layoffs announced this past Wednesday sent shockwaves throughout the sports media business. It’s the industry news story of the year. It dominated national and international headlines for days because this development affects so many different facets and niches.

We listed eight truths this development taught us about the current state of the sports media business. Now we look at five major issues the network (and many of us content creators and consumers as well) must resolve. Tomorrow, we’ll detail five steps that we believe the company should take in the wake of the ESPN layoffs.

Let’s dive right in.

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ESPN Cuts: Eight Harsh Lessons Learned About the Sports Media Industry

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“As Maine goes, so goes the nation” is a phrase that was once relevant and accurate in United States politics. Obviously, Ohio and Florida have replaced Maine’s role today, but for the sports media industry, ESPN is the bellwether.

Thus, the ESPN cuts announced this morning are the top trending story on Twitter, and we should all expect that topic to remain in the penthouse perch for the rest of the day. Here is a link to more details on the ESPN cuts and some of the better Twitter reactions to it.

There’s a lot to unpack today pertaining to the layoffs, so let’s dive right into our list of eight principles here which also apply to the sports media industry at large.

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March for Science Chicago: Some of the Best Signs (PHOTOS)

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While the Women’s March in January and the Tax March last weekend had more than their fair share of clever signs, March for Science Chicago blew both of them away. The signage here was beyond brilliant. I guess that’s to be expected when you hold a rally that advocates reason, logic and critical thinking.

On this, the 47th edition of Earth Day, Saturday April 22nd, March for Science Chicago was held, sending a strong message  to our leaders in Washington D.C.

An estimated 4o,00 attended the event, which began with a speaker’s program at 10-11 am, then a march to the Field Museum of Natural History. There, an exposition was held until 3 pm, all in the name of supporting of science.

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Ex Chicago Fire Star Cuahtemoc Blanco Denies Murder Implications, Fears For His Life

Former Chicago Fire and Mexico striker Cuahtemoc Blanco stands accused of ordering a hit on a man named Juan Manuel García Bejarano. During a procession that commenced the city of Cuernavaca’s annual fair, Bejarano was gunned down.

The alleged killer was apprehended and accused Cuahtemoc Blanco, the current mayor of Cuernavaca, of having ordered the April 6th shooting; reports El Financiero. The Mexico legend denies the allegations, and says he fears for the safety of himself and his family.

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March for Science Chicago: Details and Info on Rally for Reason and Logic

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On Earth Day, Saturday April 22nd, March for Science Chicago will be held, and with it a strong message sent to our leaders in Washington D.C. Over 45,000+ are expected to attend the event, which runs from 10am to 3pm, to rally and march in support of science.

The flagship march will take place in our nation’s capital, and approximately 500+ other rallies will occur all around the world. The event is being organized to show support for the scientific community, recognize how science serves society at-large and promote an approach to governing that leverages peer-reviewed, evidence-based policy making.

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