Week-ends (02/05/17)

A look back at the people and events that made news the past week. Week-ends is a regular weekly feature of This Just In…

HEROES OF THE WEEK

Sgt. Steven Floyd

Matthew Uhrin

Mike Materia

A certain furry animal

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Natalie Reszyczynski

Mainstream media on WI story

Milwaukee County Board

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“Standing here in a house of history, and acutely aware of my own imperfections, I pledge that if I am confirmed I will do all my powers permit to be a faithful servant of the Constitution and laws of this great country. It is the role of judges to apply, not alter, the work of the people’s representatives. A judge who likes every outcome he reaches is very likely a bad judge.”
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch

“I can only hope that both Democrats and Republicans can come together for once for the good of the country.”
President Trump

“There is nothing nice about searching for terrorists before they can enter our country. This was a big part of my campaign.”
President Trump

They could have waited a couple days, and they would have done better. I think some of this stuff is they’re learning how to roller skate. They can’t understand in advance, they have to do it for the first time.”
Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich, on the Trump administration’s rollout of a travel ban

“At present, I am not convinced that the defense of the executive order is consistent with these responsibilities, nor am I convinced that the executive order is lawful.”
Former Acting Attorney General Sally Q. Yates, in the letter to Justice Department lawyers that prompted President Donald Trump to fire her

“It is offensive, quite frankly, to have any politician, but folks who have been in the White House for a week, lecture us about what we should and shouldn’t do, and that we should keep our mouths shut. That isn’t the role of the press, to keep our mouths shut.”
Chris Wallace of FOX News in an interview with White House aide Kellyanne Conway, reacting to Steve Bannon saying that “political journalists, not the Democrats, have become the ‘opposition party’” and “should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for awhile.”

“What he’s saying is, ‘Why don’t you talk less and listen to America more?’ The media failed to learn America. Biased media coverage is easy to detect. Frankly it helped us.”
Kellyanne Conway responding to Chris Wallace

“What we have in the White House now is a professional negotiator. If we renegotiate (NAFTA), and it’s more favorable to the U.S. than it was in the principal negotiation, I think that’s bullish. Don’t forget Trump is a negotiator. He’ll start out asking for the world, knowing he’s going to accept a whole lot less. That’s where he’s coming from, and I think that’s where most people miss the point.”
Bruce Bittles, chief investment strategist at Milwaukee-based Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc.

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

The Boy Scouts

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Crimes by left-wing protesters

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Trump is friends with the New England Patriots

STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

They were trapped in an avalanche, so what did they do?

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