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
“Crazy Maxine Waters, said by some to be one of the most corrupt people in politics, is rapidly becoming, together with Nancy Pelosi, the FACE of the Democrat Party. Her ranting and raving, even referring to herself as a wounded animal, will make people flee the Democrats!”
A tweet by President Trump
“Those two— (Senators Lisa) Murkowski and (Susan) Collins—are the troublemakers. We’re already at 50 Republicans in the Senate with the absence of John McCain. If those two defect, that’s the ball game. The process is reportedly going to be as expeditious as possible, with possible hearings in August followed by a confirmation vote by the fall. Just in time for the 2018 midterms, which could drive up GOP voter turnout and put red state Democrats in a jam. Yet, while all seems smooth, those two could gum up the works.”
Conservative columnist Matt Vespa
“If we had listened to Never Trump, we’d have voted for Felonia Milhous von Pantsuit and we would not only have Merrick Garland (or worse) on the SCOTUS but now she’d be picking another pinko who agrees with the lib bloc that the First Amendment has hitherto unknown asterisks that prevent conservatives from using it, that a bunch of other rights that aren’t in the Constitution actually are, and that the Second Amendment stuff about not infringing on our right to keep and bear arms really means libs can totally infringe on our right to keep and bear arms. Let’s leave aside our booming economy and crushing ISIS and pulling out of the climate scam and maybe peace with North Korea. Just these two Supreme Court picks makes Trump the most important and successful conservative president since The Big R. And we wouldn’t have any of it if that nattering pack of insufferable sissies had had their way.”
Conservative columnist Kurt Schlichter
“Polls are capturing the president’s rising fortunes. One survey showed most Americans were not nearly as sympathetic to the illegal border crossers as the media. Another poll shows Trump with 90 percent support among Republicans, matching the backing of President George W. Bush after 9/11.
“And his support is broadening. A Harvard CAPS/Harris poll showed his approval rating hitting 47 percent, a two-point gain in one month driven by a 10-point swing among Hispanic voters and a four-point gain among Democrats.
“Pollsters attributed the rise to the strong economy and that a whopping 75 percent approved of the president’s decision to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.”
Columnist Michael Goodwin
“Well I hope they (Democrats) keep thinking about it. Because they’re going to get beaten so badly.
You know ICE, these are the guys that go in and take MS-13, and they take them out. Because they’re much tougher than MS-13, like by a factor of 10. And these are the ones – you get rid of ICE you’re going to have a country that you’re going to be afraid to walk out of your house.”
President Trump when asked his thoughts on the idea of dismantling ICE
“I would not support a nominee who demonstrated hostility to Roe v. Wade because that would mean to me that their judicial philosophy did not include a respect for established decisions, established law. I want a judge who will apply the law to the facts of the case with fidelity to the Constitution. Roe v. Wade is a constitutional right that is well established.”
Maine’s moderate Republican Senator Susan Collins
“All sides, not just Democrats and Republicans but also unaffiliated liberal and conservative groups, are well organized for the coming confirmation fight. The conservative Judicial Crisis Network has already run an ad urging Democrats to vote for Trump’s nominee.
“That’s not as much of a long-shot as one might think. Three red state Democratic senators—Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, and Joe Donnelly of Indiana—voted to confirm Gorsuch in 2017. All three are up for reelection this year, and voting against a conservative nominee just before November might be risky.”
Fred Barnes of the Weekly Standard
“I got on the phone with her and I was talking to a person who didn’t have any hope. She said, ‘I don’t have any purpose and I’m tired. My body’s failing me and I don’t know why. I’ve had pain for a long time and I don’t want to endure it anymore and I’m just a burden.’ And I told her why she wasn’t and told her she was loved. And as a guy who, professionally, is supposed to be able to convince people with words to do something, I couldn’t reach her. She said, ‘I’m tired of being tired. And I just want to go. And she said, ‘Do you want to hear it?’ And I said, ‘No, I don’t.’ And she hung up the phone.”
Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall on his last words to his wife before she hung up the phone and died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He says his wife struggled with mental illness and substance abuse.
“My parents got married right out of high school and had me and they were miserable. But now we know we have a choice. I would have the responsibility to raise this person into a functional and productive citizen, and some days I’m not even responsible.”
Jessica Boer, a 26-year-old nurse explaining why she won’t have kids. Boer is part of the trend of Americans having fewer babies.
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
Dems freaking over upcoming SCOTUS pick by POTUS
MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK