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
“Better hold onto your wallets and purses, because he’s going to raise your taxes.”
WI Gov. Scott Walker at a debate with opponent Tony Evers Friday night
“Gov. Walker has been a career politician. I’ve been a lifelong educator. As a career politician, he has put his own political interests ahead of the people of Wisconsin and it’s played out in a negative way.”
Tony Evers during the debate
“We are Wisconsin proud. I gotta tell you, I’m proud to be your governor. I’m proud of what we’ve done together over the past eight years to turn this state around.”
Gov. Walker in his closing remarks at this debate with Tony Evers
“You spend more time with people in the Hamptons and California. You have forgotten the people back home.”
Leah Vukmir in her debate with US Senator Tammy Baldwin Friday night
“Leah Vukmir talks about her record as a nurse. She has voted with insurance companies time after time.”
Senator Baldwin during the debate
“Nobody’s been able to do what I’ve been able to do. Remember that. When you look at taxes, you look at regulations, you look at– making deals with other countries. Nobody’s been able to do anything like this. Actually, most people didn’t even try because they knew they didn’t have the ability to do it. But it’s a very deceptive world. The other thing I’ve really learned is I never knew how dishonest the media was. I– I– and I really mean it. I’m not saying that as a sound bite.”
President Trump on “60 Minutes”
“I’m actually a registered Republican for the first time in my life. When I voted for the first time ever, it was in 2008 for Barack Obama, and I was a registered independent.
“When I voted for Donald Trump on 2016, I was still an independent. For this November, I believe in and have thrown my weight behind voting Republican.
“Why? Because the extreme left is out of control. They are no longer the moderates or centrists of old, the kind-hearted liberals who truly wanted to help the underprivileged and champion women’s rights and change America for the better.
“Things have changed. I believe the leftist culture is now made up of socialist university professors, confusion of genders, attacks on families, believing public opinion over facts, the news media’s twisting of what was said, hatred of men and white Americans and the slander of anyone they don’t 100 percent agree with.
“I can no longer be a part of this group. I had to walk away.”
Joy Villa is a No. 1 iTunes, Amazon and Billboard artist
“My family (including Fox News-watchers) sat together and talked about what they think of @realDonaldTrump’s attacks on our heritage. And yes, a famous geneticist analyzed my DNA and concluded that it contains Native American ancestry.“
Tweet by Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren after she revealed the results of a long awaited DNA test “proving” she’s maybe 1/1024 Native American
Pocahontas (the bad version), sometimes referred to as Elizabeth Warren, is getting slammed. She took a bogus DNA test and it showed that she may be 1/1024, far less than the average American. Now Cherokee Nation denies her, “DNA test is useless.” Even they don’t want her. Phony!
Tweet by President Trump
“Some polls have indicated that Trump’s approval rating among black voters is close to 20 percent. That is far higher than the 8 percent of the African-American vote that Trump received on Election Day 2016.
“A recent, admittedly controversial Rasmussen Reports poll showed African-American approval of Trump at 36 percent.
“Even 20 percent African-American support for Trump would all but dismantle Democratic Party presidential hopes for 2020.”
Columnist Victor Davis Hanson
“Crashes are up by as much as 6 percent in Colorado, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, compared with neighboring states that haven’t legalized marijuana for recreational use, new research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) shows. The findings come as campaigns to decriminalize marijuana gain traction with voters and legislators in the U.S., and Canada begins allowing recreational use of marijuana this month.”
From a news release by The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
“The new IIHS-HLDI research on marijuana and crashes indicates that legalizing marijuana for all uses is having a negative impact on the safety of our roads. States exploring legalizing marijuana should consider this effect on highway safety.”
IIHS-HLDI President David Harkey
“Two years ago, President Trump was here, and he made some waves with his remarks. Apparently, no one here could have predicted that. So … last year you went with Paul Ryan, who’s a boy scout, and that’s fine, but a little boring.
“So this year, you wanted to spice things up again, right? I get it. You wanted an Indian woman, but Elizabeth Warren failed her DNA test. Actually, when the president found out that I was Indian-American, he asked me if I was from the same tribe as Elizabeth Warren.
“I had this great breakfast with Cardinal Dolan, and I asked him if there was anything I could do to really boost attendance. You know this already? He said why don’t you resign as UN ambassador. You didn’t tell me you were kidding.
“Actually the president called me this morning and gave me some really good advice. He said if I get stuck for laughs, just brag about his accomplishments. It really killed at the UN. I gotta tell you. There’s been some debate about whether the UN laughed with the president or at the president. I’ll take either one tonight. I’m not picky.
“There’s so many important people here like Mayor De Blasio. I’m so getting my car towed tonight. Mayor, remember, as a member of the UN delegation, I do have diplomatic immunity. You’re all familiar with diplomatic immunity? It’s an exemption from prosecution, or as Mayor De Blasio calls it, a sanctuary city. Oh, look. I got the mayor’s drink by mistake. No ice!
“Cory Booker was here, but he walked out. Jeff Sessions wanted to be here, but he recused himself. Actually, I saw Jeff Sessions earlier today, not in New York. I saw him on LinkedIn looking for a job. Actually, we both were. Hillary Clinton said here invitation never arrived, and she’s furious. She’s blaming James Comey and the Russians and misogyny and everyone.
“Jeff Flake was gonna be here, but he wanted to give the FBI a week to look into it.
“People always wonder if I felt different or isolated as an Indian-American growing up in rural South Carolina. Actually, there was a benefit. It totally prepared me for being a Republican in New York. It wasn’t easy growing up Indian in a small southern town. I don’t know what was worse – the name-calling or being asked to fix everyone’s computers.
“I am still someone who gets very excited about Halloween, but in this toxic environment, even this causes political argument. Bernie Sanders wants free candy for everyone. Mitch McConnell calls it a typical Democrat giveaway program. The president says, ‘It’s going to be the best Halloween ever. None like it ever before. Huge!’ Hillary Clinton said she’ll go trick-or-treating everywhere except Wisconsin and Michigan. And Michael Cohen asked how much candy he’d get in exchange for immunity.”
UN Ambassador Nikki Haley during her keynote speech at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner on Thursday
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
President Trump and the GOP are fear-mongers and are the real mob.
MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK