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
“They want to throw rocks at our military, our military fights back. I hope there won’t be that. But I will tell you this: Anybody throwing stones, rocks – like they did to Mexico and the Mexican military and Mexican police, where they badly hurt police and soldiers of Mexico – we will consider that a firearm.”
President Trump on the caravan
“The first offense for illegal border entry (the caravan) should carry no less than a two year prison term. A second offense should carry at least a decade, and both should be followed by permanent deportation from this country.
“For those who say it would be impossible to house so many, just ask former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who once housed upwards of 2,000 Arizona inmates on a shoestring budget and a few dozen Korean War era tents. He’ll likely tell you, where there’s a will, there’s a way.
“For those who say a two year prison term is too harsh for crossing the border illegally, consider the societal ramifications – from crime to strains on our infrastructure, social services, healthcare, and welfare systems – that come from a practice that has become all too commonplace.”
Columnist Scott Morefield
“Consider the latest leftist rant: Trump has moved the GOP to the far right and has hijacked the principles of the Republican Party. Whatever happened, they ask, to the good ol’ days when moderates in the GOP used to compromise, cut deals with Ted Kennedy and capitulate?
“Liberals want a return to the days when the GOP’s standard bearers were people like George H.W. Bush, Bob Michel, Bob Dole, John McCain, Mitt Romney, and most recently, John Kasich.
“Think. What do all these Republicans have in common? Losing.
“My intention isn’t to disparage these men. I have known all of them and respect them all — especially the noble war heroes.
“It was only when the mean Newt Gingrich “hijacked” the party with a hard-charging conservative political and economic reform agenda that the GOP blasted out the Democrats with dynamite and won the House for the first time in a half-century.”
Stephen Moore is a Fox News contributor and author of “Who’s the Fairest of Them All? The Truth About Taxes, Income and Wealth in America.”
“We have to… realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men.”
CNN host Don Lemon
“My alma mater, Bryn Mawr, issued a booklet a while ago listing all of the possible pronouns you could use if you weren’t sure about a person’s gender. Some of them included ‘Vie,’ ‘Nie,’ ‘Zie’ and ‘Zir.’ Bryn Mawr did this because they didn’t want to inadvertently offend someone who identified as something other than male or female.
“Some might think that’s incredibly civilized, but I consider it madness.
“People can be whatever they want to be in their private lives, but the government has a right to want scientific standards when determining Title IX and gender discrimination issues.
“That’s just common sense.”
Christine Flowers, an attorney and a columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News, after a leaked memo from the Department of Health and Human Services revealed proposed new rules to provide that gender will again be determined by a person’s biological sex at birth
“It’s not hard to imagine someone trying to sue the government because they don’t think the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has a right to know whether they wear glasses.”
New Hampshire state Rep. Timothy Smith (D), on his concerns about adding the “right to live free from governmental intrusion” into the state’s Constitution. Ten other states have adopted similar language, and in November, it’s up to voters whether New Hampshire — the “Live Free or Die” state — will.
“The world has turned the corner on tobacco. Now it must do the same for the ‘new tobacco’ – the toxic air that billions breathe every day. No one, rich or poor, can escape air pollution. It is a silent public health emergency. Despite this epidemic of needless, preventable deaths and disability, a smog of complacency pervades the planet. This is a defining moment and we must scale up action to urgently respond to this challenge.”
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director general of the World Health Organization
“He’d throw for 7,000 yards every year. He’s so much more talented than me.”
New England QB Tom Brady referring to Packer Aaron Rodgers. In a conversation with another NFL coach within the past few seasons, Brady said Aaron Rodgers — who he will be facing on Sunday Night Football — would have even more success than he’s had if the Green Bay quarterback played for Bill Belichick.
“To whoever gave my kids loose cough drops … just don’t answer the door, jerk”
A Halloween tweet
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
President Trump is not wanted in Pittsburgh
MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK