Week-ends (12/22/18)

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

Ken

Wayne Price

Myles Harris

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Gregory Stanley Brannigan

PP

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“The Democrats now own the shutdown!”
President Trump after the government partially shut down

“You will not get your wall.”
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of New York

“we wanna make sure ladders are ready to send over to our undocumented friends and help them.”
From a GoFundMe campaign opposed to a border wall. The fundraiser has collected just over $74,000 of a $100 million goal.

“A Johns Hopkins University survey reveals that one-third of Americans can’t name their governor and 80 percent can’t name their state legislator. The majority surveyed have more faith and trust in their state government than the federal government.This knowledge void is partially to blame on the media’s focus on national politics and the decline of statehouse reporters.
Governing.com

“Kill yourself!”
A tweet from New York Democratic state Sen. Kevin Parker to a Republican Senate staffer, Candice Giove, after she accused Parker of blocking a bike path with his car. Parker has since deleted the tweet and apologized.

“For once, fans of ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ refused to retreat. And we’ll be hearing the song over and again for years to come. Let’s hope we learn the right lessons from this small but important cultural win.”
Christian Toto, award-winning journalist, member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and founder of HollywoodInToto.com

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Chronic Absenteeism a Major Problem in U.S. Schools

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Child Abuse: Not Just a Catholic Problem

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

The government shutdown

MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Holy Cow!

 

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