Week-ends (02/19/17)

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

Charlotte Olson

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

English teacher at Rancho Campana High School in California

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“For decades now, if you ask Americans do you want immigration to stay the same, go up or be reduced — nobody wants it to go up. And I believe it’s been a consistent majority saying, ‘No, fewer, fewer, fewer immigrants. We’ve taken in enough. America needs a break.’ We have taken, as I describe in ‘Adios America, for the past several decades, America has taken in more refugees than the entire rest of the world combined. Our country is not a battered woman’s shelter. We’re not here to take in all the charity cases of the world. This was the point of this election — please help us, the American people, including immigrants who have come in.”
Ann Coulter

“I just don’t think it’s useful to be doing investigation after investigation, particularly of your own party. We’ll never even get started with doing the things we need to do like repealing Obamacare if we’re spending our whole time having Republicans investigate Republicans. I think it makes no sense.”
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., on why the Congress should not investigate possible ties between the Trump administration and Russia in the wake of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s resignation

“To each their own, right? I think anyone who gets to go to the White House is lucky. I’m an athlete. I’m not a politician.”
Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo saying that as an athlete he cherishes the opportunity to visit the White House

“The NFL is walking on thin ice right here. The NFL needs to concentrate on playing football and get the heck out of politics.”
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, responding to the NFL’s warning that the league might not hold events in Texas if lawmakers pass Senate Bill 6, the so-called bathroom bill

“She’s got a lot of beautiful details.”
Owner Kent Boyles, about the features that made Rumor, a German shepherd, Best in Show at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

“Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?”
 Actor Harrison Ford, asking air-traffic controllers, who told the star of Indiana Jones and Star Wars films that he had landed on a taxiway and had buzzed a Dallas-bound American Airlines plane at a California airport

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Wisconsin student group demands free tuition for black students

Taxpayers required to pick up tab for educating illegal immigrant students

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

This Gallup poll

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

“Chaos” at the White House

STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Never in a million years

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