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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
We begin with bystanders in Logan, Utah:
Kathy Poiry and Nicole Crowley and Ken Nichols
Gas station attendant
San Diego Charger fans
The following is not a typo: Michigan fans
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
Aviation Institute of Maintenance
Teonna Monae Brown
Senator Lena Taylor
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“If you love me, you gotta help me pass this bill.”
“I’ve got another message for the president. We’ve gotta bill to help solidify thousands of jobs in
Senator Rand Paul
“Fire somebody. No–fire a lot of people. This may be news to you but this is not going well.”
James Carville, former Bill Clinton advisor and Democratic strategist, urging President Obama to panic and shake up his organization before the 2012 election.
"The odds of me being re-elected are much higher than the odds of me being elected in the first place."
President Obama, reassuring donors about the upcoming presidential election at two fundraisers Thursday in the
“There is tremendous discontent with his direction.”
Peter DeFazio, Democratic representative from Oregon, on the lack of support for President Barack Obama in his district.
“Imagine you’re in the Obama White House, and this is what you face. Democrats lose a special election in a congressional district they have controlled since the 1920s and which was framed as a referendum on the president. There’s a possible scandal brewing over the White House’s effort to rush federal reviewers for a decision on a nearly half-billion dollar loan to a solar-panel manufacturer, Solyndra. The most recent Census Report shows median household earnings fell for the third consecutive year, back to 1996 levels. A record number of Americans are in poverty. In
Peter Wehner of Commentary Magazine
“We have lit one candle today. It's going to be a bonfire pretty soon.”
Bob Turner, a Republican businessman who won the House seat vacated by disgraced Democrat Anthony Weiner in a special election Tuesday in
“I’ll put it this way. You don’t deserve to keep all of (your money) and it’s not a question of deserving because what government is, is those things that we decide to do together. And there are many things that we decide to do together like have our national security. Like have police and fire. What about the people that work at the National Institute of Health who are looking for a cure for cancer.”
Democratic Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky
“His book is full of disgusting lies, innuendo and smears.”
Todd Palin, Sarah Palin's husband, on the biography written by Joe McGinniss about his wife.
"I was a little disappointed by the leadership in both houses who said they were not going to take up anything controversial today. I said, 'Man, you’re in the driver’s seat; now’s not the time to take your foot off the accelerator. Now’s the time to drive'."
Marve Munyon, president of the Rock River Patriots, a Wisconsin tea party organization that calls for less government and what it bills as greater adherence to constitutional law, called the first day of the fall
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian student known as the"Underwear Bomber" for allegedly trying to blow up a plane on Christmas Day 2009, as he entered court in
“The controversy stems from comments Robertson made recently on the ‘700 Club’ program on Christian Broadcast Network. His comments came in response to a caller who said that a friend had begun dating other women while his wife lies seriously ill with Alzheimer's, and justifies it by saying that ‘his wife, as he knows her, is gone.’
Robertson said he agrees with the man: ‘What he says basically is correct. I know it sounds cruel, but if he's going to do something, he should divorce her and start all over again, but make sure she has custodial care and somebody looking after her.’
His co-host pressed Robertson about whether that violates the marriage vows. Robertson responded that Alzheimer's ‘is a kind of death’ and added, ‘I certainly wouldn't put a guilt trip on you’ for choosing divorce in such a scenario’.”
The Los Angeles Times
“It's a little bit embarrassing for one of the nation's largest retailers to have a Web site that can't support a rush.”
Ian Schafer, chief executive of the digital marketing firm Deep Focus, after Target's site shut down due to an inability to handle traffic over the launch of its line from Italian designer Missoni.
“Colin Powell's in the locker room giving you the pregame speech, and then coming out and the fans are chanting 'U-S-A.' I was overwhelmed.”
Washington Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman after the 28-14 win over the New York Giants at FedEx Field in Washington, D.C., where 150 family members of victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks gathered to honor those lost 10 years ago.
"If you ever see me walk down the hall, look the other way, because you're totally out of control. You're a hater, and you're just unattractive inside.”
Serena Williams, aiming an angry tirade at umpire Eva Asderaki who ruled against Williams for screaming "Come on!" after hitting a ball she thought was a winner against Australia's Sam Stosur in the U.S. Open final. Williams lost in straight sets.
“You always see signs on the door, 'Shoes and shirt required.' You'd think [customers] would have to have pants too.”
Stephen Adams, president of a San Francisco neighborhood business association, noting the lack of a law criminalizing public nudity. A city supervisor just introduced an ordinance that would regulate nudity, igniting a rare debate in the famously tolerant city over personal freedom and public propriety.
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
August unemployment by the numbers.
White House official compares illegal immigration to jaywalking.
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
TSA creator says get rid of TSA.
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
Racy bio of Sarah Palin.
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
Don't let a priest ruin your wedding.
A weatherman, a dead man, and a hot tub.
The mystery of the Hot Dog Man.
Calling all cars, calling all cars. Be on the lookout for a "toe sucker."
That’s it for this week. We close with the latest from NewsBusted: