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
“To have a lawful system of immigration that serves the national interest, we cannot admit everyone who would like to come here. It’s just that simple. That would be an open border’s policy and the American people have rightly rejected that. Therefore the nation must set and enforce a limit on how many immigrants we admit each year and that means all cannot be accepted. This does not mean there are bad people or that our nation disrespects or demeans them in any way, it means we are properly enforcing our laws as Congress has passed them.”
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announcing that The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is being rescinded. The program allows those who came to the country illegally as minors and meet certain criteria to remain without being deported.
“However well-intentioned, President Obama’s DACA program was a clear abuse of executive authority, an attempt to create law out of thin air. Just as the courts have already struck down similar Obama policy, this was never a viable long-term solution to this challenge. Congress writes laws, not the president, and ending this program fulfills a promise that President Trump made to restore the proper role of the executive and legislative branches.
“But now there is more to do, and the president has called on Congress to act. The president’s announcement does not revoke permits immediately, and it is important that those affected have clarity on how this interim period will be carried out.”
House Speaker Paul Ryan
“What’s the B Hussein Obama legacy down to now? A collapsing, Marxist-inspired, socialist government control system that incidentally promised healthcare – the smartest President everrrr and his “legacy” of 8 years is gone in 8 months.”
A comment left on Townhall.com after the DACA announcement
“I congratulated Trump and offered to do anything I could to make sure the transition was smooth. It was all perfectly nice and weirdly ordinary, like calling a neighbor to say you can’t make it to his barbecue. It was mercifully brief … I was numb. It was all so shocking.”
“What happened to Hillary? In the book, Mrs. Clinton blames NBC “Today Show” host Matt Lauer for asking tough questions at the first televised forum of both candidates. Clinton states that she was ‘almost physically sick’ that Lauer focused on her email scandal. Of course, Lauer had every right to emphasize an issue that was a raging controversy. Clinton mishandled top secret communications and deleted over 30,000 emails. She also told a variety of lies about the email scandal and had very little credibility on the issue. Lauer was actually doing a respectable job as a reporter digging for the truth and probing the insincere Hillary for answers.
“She also was unhappy that the issue was resurrected toward the end of the campaign when Anthony Weiner’s laptop emails were discovered. Yet, Hillary Clinton has no one to blame but herself for none of this would have been a problem if she had handled her email communications properly.”
Jeff Crouere, TV and radio host in New Orleans
“You ran, you sucked, and you lost to Trump; that’s what happened.”
Columnist Matt Vespa
Even some of Clinton’s allies have grown weary of her insistence on re-litigating the 2016 campaign at a time when the Democratic Party is looking to forge a new identity in the age of Trump.
“The best thing she could do is disappear,” said one former Clinton fundraiser and surrogate who played an active role at the convention. “She’s doing harm to all of us because of her own selfishness. Honestly, I wish she’d just shut the f— up and go away.”
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK