Week-ends (04/28/18)

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

Quilts of Valor

Grace Verardo and her husband

Dr. Rob Gore

Montoursville Police

Rachael Johnson

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Bill Cosby

Garrett Klumb

Democrats

Texas couple

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“I think he’s the best governor in America, which I can say with much greater confidence now that I don’t have my old job back.” People across the nation “marvel at what Wisconsin has accomplished over the last eight years” under Scott Walker.
Vice President Mike Pence, a former Indiana governor, during a fundraiser for Walker Wednesday night at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee

We are living in a time of anger and fear. Anger only freezes and weakens us.”
French President Emmanuel Macron in his address before Congress

 “One of the things that’s concerning me is the assassination risk may become a factor. You have to wonder with that kind of disproportionate retirement number whether what happened in June played a factor.”
Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks suggested in a radio interview that Republicans are retiring en masse because of assassination fears and referred to last year’s shooting at a Congressional baseball game that left Majority Whip Steve Scalise severely injured

“The idea of going back to where all this happened … affects a lot of us. None of us are afraid, but we’re aware.”
U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, on the return of the GOP baseball team to the field where a gunman opened fire last year, wounding House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and several others

“When I was about 14, we went down to watch the first two Viking landers launch to Mars. At that point, I realized studying the geology of planets was actually a thing. Weirdly enough, at age 14, I decided I wanted to become a planetary geologist, and that’s what I did.”
Ellen Stofan, who will become the first female director of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum

“I think people generally did not care. I don’t think that people who were victims would feel particularly supported by going to someone and asking for help, whether that person was in HR or that person was a colleague.”
Journalist Soledad O’Brien on sexual harassment in the news industry

“You don’t have to agree with Trump but the mob can’t make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother.”
Rapper Kanye West

“Thank you Kanye, Very cool!”
President Donald Trump

“In a related story, Trump just made Kanye the new secretary of Dragon Energy.”
Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Farmers hanging on … barely

Democrats’ character assassination of Admiral Ronny Jackson

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

School choice movement growing nationwide, surveys indicate overwhelming support by voters

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

Donald Trump’s bromance with the French President

STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

How depressing is cold weather?

Yeh, they’d try it

 

 

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