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
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and the fury like the world has never seen.”
“I think what the President was doing was sending a strong message to North Korea in language that Kim Jung Un would understand because he doesn’t seem to understand diplomatic language. I think the President just wanted to be clear to the North Korean regime that the US has an unquestionable ability to defend itself, will defend itself and its allies and I think it was important that he deliver that message to avoid any miscalculation on their part.”
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
“The [North Korean] regime’s actions will continue to be grossly overmatched by ours and would lose any arms race or conflict it initiates.”
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis
“When it comes to how we should deal with evil doers, the Bible, in the book of Romans, is very clear: God has endowed rulers full power to use whatever means necessary — including war — to stop evil. In the case of North Korea, God has given Trump authority to take out Kim Jong Un.”
Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of First Baptist Dallas and one of President Donald Trump’s evangelical advisors
“To suggest a group of our colleagues have traits that make them less biologically suited to that work is offensive and not OK.”
Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai, condemning a memo from a since-fired male engineer who argued that women are unfit for technology jobs
Border crossings have plummeted, even though all Trump has done so far is promise to enforce existing laws.
The Supreme Court approved parts of Trump’s travel ban, a success made possible by Trump’s appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the bench.
Trump is busy filling lower court positions with conservative justices.
Trump pulled out of the Paris climate change deal, which is a yuuuge win for the economy.
Trump promised to kill two regulations for every new one enacted, but in his first six months the ratio was 16-to-1.
Trump also approved the Keystone XL and other pipeline projects held up by Obama. He’s also rolled back a ban on coal mining on public lands.
Investor’s Business Daily
“Donald Trump gets no respect. Even though nearly every poll for the past six years tell us that Americans care most about jobs and the economy (with terrorism occasionally taking over first place), the media naturally won’t cover the undeniable economic speed up since the election of Donald J. Trump. With the Dow at 22,000, solid job gains, confidence high and growth jumping to 2.6 percent in the last quarter under President Trump, the economy clearly has a new bounce in its step. The gains to investors and pension funds (for tens of millions of middle class families) is on the magnitude of $4 trillion.
“If the economy and jobs had done this well under President Obama he and the media would have been doing cartwheels down Pennsylvania Avenue. Even worse, when the media does cover the jobs and growth story, every reporter asks me: does Mr. Trump deserve credit for these numbers? Well if he doesn’t, who does?”
Economist Stephen Moore
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK