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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
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
Chris Matthews... of course, he later apologized.
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“Tonight, in this election, you, the American people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back, and we know in our hearts that for the
“I want to thank every American who participated in this election, whether you voted for the very first time or waited in line for a very long time. By the way, we have to fix that. Whether you pounded the pavement or picked up the phone, whether you held an Obama sign or a Romney sign, you made your voice heard and you made a difference.”
President Obama on Election Night.
“There's nothing worse than when you think you're going to win, and you don't. It was like a sucker punch.”
An unidentified Romney adviser speaking to CBS.
“It's not going to happen.”
Mitt Romney talking to his wife Ann on Election Night as she cried beside him.
“I ran for office because I’m concerned about
Mitt Romney during his concession speech.
“Hang in there,
“Americans, you get the government you deserve. And it pains me to say this, but
Talk show host Sean Hannity
“I am honored, and humbled and ready to get to work. I am well aware I will have the honor to be
Tammy Baldwin after beating Tommy Thompson for the
“I certainly didn’t need the job, and I guess I’m not going to get it. And I don’t need anything more on my resume, because I already accomplished more than anybody from Elroy ever thought I could. I ran for the right reasons, ladies and gentlemen, because I care so much, just like you. I thought sure we were going to win, and I thought we were going to win easily,” he said. “I had no doubts in my mind when I woke up this morning that we were going to win the election. I was really shocked at the totals, but it is what it is and that’s why we have a democracy and that people get the opportunity to choose their leaders, and they chose and now it’s for us … to go ahead and support them, and hopefully they’ll do a good job.”
Tommy Thompson after losing to Tammy Baldwin
"Gabby would trade her own life for one you took on that day. Every day is a continuous struggle to do the things she was once so very good at. Mr. Loughner, you may have put a bullet through her head but you haven't put a dent in her spirit and her commitment to make the world a better place. You have decades upon decades to contemplate what you did. But after today, after this moment, here and now, Gabby and I are done thinking about you.”
Mark Kelly, husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords who was shot by Jared Loughner. Kelly was speaking directly to Loughner at his sentencing this week. By pleading guilty, Loughner received a life sentence for his shooting rampage in January 2011 that killed six people and wounded 13, including then-U.S. Representative Giffords (D.-Ariz.).
“I stood in line for four hours. They better give me a Wal-Mart gift card, or something.”
Rodney Booker who attended
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
Our disenfranchised troops deserve better.
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
Barely over 50% of the popular vote? There is no mandate.
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
Republicans will just have to change, won't they?
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
Vodka with a twister.
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