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
“Democrats are using this (the coronavirus) for their political gain to try and stoke fear in the American people, which is shameful, wrong, and I think un-American.”
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel
“Anything that they can use to try to hurt Trump, they will. For them to try to take a pandemic and seemingly hope that it comes here and kills millions of people so that they could end Donald Trump’s streak of winning is a new level of sickness.”
Donald Trump Jr
“Seriously people – STOP BUYING MASKS! They are NOT effective in preventing general public from catching #Coronavirus, but if healthcare providers can’t get them to care for sick patients, it puts them and our communities at risk!”
Surgeon General Jerome Adams
“Everybody is in a state of alert. There’s no soft-selling this. Last week I saw some districts had sent out messages to families that were pretty mild — like, there’s not much to be concerned about, this may not happen. That’s not happening anymore. Now it’s absolutely something to worry about and it’s absolutely going to happen, it’s just a matter of when.”
Dan Domenech, executive director of the American Association of School Administrators, as some school leaders nationwide prepared for their worst-case scenario emergency plans for coronavirus. Some already shut down schools or considered online learning if the health threat persists.
“I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.”
While speaking to pro-abortion protesters in front of the Supreme Court, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer threatened two sitting justices with repercussions if they ruled to uphold a Louisiana law requiring abortion providers to gain admitting privileges to hospitals before offering their services to women
“It’s conceivable that Schumer — who, like the rest of his party, doesn’t have the slightest interest in protecting babies who’ve survive botched abortions — can’t think of any good reason for hospital-admitting privileges. But treating as an ‘undue burden’ any laws that require abortion clinics to provide basic medical facilities for women is just an example of the Democrats’ extremism on the issue. Threatening justices over the case is hysterical.”
David Harsanyi, senior writer at The Federalist
“You feel like you’re staggering around, you’ve been in a 15 round prize fight that was extended to 30 rounds and here’s something that will take your mind off it for a while, that’s what happens. Because there, whatever life – not just me. Everybody’s life has pressures and disappointments, terrors, fears of whatever.
“Things I did to manage my anxieties for years. I’m a different, totally different person than I was, a lot of that stuff 20 years ago.”
In an explosive documentary on DailyMailTV Bill Clinton claims that his affair with Monica Lewinsky while he was in office helped with his own issues
“I went and sat on the bed and talked to her. I told her exactly what happened, when it happened. I said I feel terrible about it. We’ve been through quite a bit in the last few years. I said I have no defense, it’s inexcusable what I did.”
Bill Clinton in the documentary about telling Hillary of the affair
“I was just devastated. I could not believe it. I was so personally just hurt and I can’t believe this, I can’t believe you lied.”
Hillary in the documentary
“Heroin preyed on me at my weakest moments. It beat me and it kicked me when I was down. It lied to me and filled me with false promises. Heroin brought me to places I would’ve never gone. It had me do things I never thought I would do.”
Cassandra Nygren, daughter of state Representative John Nygren (R-Marinette), testifying at a hearing where she was sentenced to 13 years in prison for playing a role in supplying drugs that led to the overdose death of a pregnant woman. Nygren was sentenced for various offenses, including first-degree reckless homicide and delivery of heroin, among others.
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
Dems claim Trump is responsible for coronavirus
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
Was race behind the Molson Coors shootings?
MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK