Week-ends (02/12/17)

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

Bart Starr

Denis Colin Cruse

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Madison Women’s March

Principal Steve Nelson

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“We’re putting more money into public education than ever before, making college even more affordable, caring for the truly needy, building a stronger infrastructure, rewarding work, and cutting taxes to the lowest point in decades. Common sense reforms led to a strong economy and wise fiscal management led us to a positive budget outlook. Specifically, lowering the burden on hardworking taxpayers helped put more money into the economy. Reducing excessive regulations and frivolous lawsuits helped improve the business climate so employers could add more jobs and offer higher wages.

“During the past year, more people were employed in Wisconsin than ever before. Unemployment is now down to the lowest levels since January of 2001. And the percentage of people working in Wisconsin is among the best in the country. In other words, our economic reforms have been successful.”
WI Governor Scott Walker during his budget address

“It is just a wonderful line. I own some of it. I’m going to give a free commercial here. Go buy it today, everybody. You can find it online.”
White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway, who defended President Donald Trump’s criticism of Nordstrom for dropping his  daughter’s fashion line

“Trump has never served. My father can’t bend one of his knees or lift one of his arms above his head. I am done with this today. DONE.”
Meghan McCain in a tweet after  President Trump questioned her father and his military credentials. This week, when Sen. John McCain said he’d caution Trump from using the word “successful” when describing the Yemen raid that resulted in the loss of a U.S. Navy SEAL, Trump said on Twitter the Arizona senator has no right to talk because he has “lost” for so long.

“Meghan, you’ve been a Dem in your soul for a long time. Cmon over to the side of the good guys. We admire war heros like your Dad over here.”
Former Gov. Howard Dean in a tweet responding to Meghan McCain

@GovHowardDean you admire my dad like when you guys compared him to George Wallace in ’08? You and your party are radical extremists.”
Meghan McCain’s response to Dean

“In Texas, we place a very high value on hospitality and football. Tom Brady’s jersey has great historical value and is already being called ‘the most valuable NFL collectible ever.’ It will likely go into the Hall of Fame one day. It is important that history does not record that it was stolen in Texas.”
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, on asking the Texas Rangers to help search for the New England Patriot quarterback’s jersey which was stolen after the team’s Super Bowl victory in Houston

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

House GOP members fear for their safety

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Do students at University of Wisconsin System schools even know what the hundreds of dollars they pay annually in segregated fees go to?

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Elizabeth Warren

STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Woman ends 22-year marriage because…

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