Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
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
Six Japanese men
Parishioners in Lakeland, Florida
CNN's Top Ten, including one from Wisconsin
I love this one...Josh Ripley. MORE.
Angela Mauer-Pfister's father
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
Governor Deval Patrick
Josh Rendon and Ebony Jackson
City officials in San Juan Capistrano
And this one was mighty disappointing...
Yes, entertainers would be best to just shut up.
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
"My next door neighbor’s two dogs have created more shovel ready jobs than this administration."
“If [former President] Bill Clinton had been in the White House and had failed to address this problem, we probably would be marching on the White House. There is a less-volatile reaction in the CBC (Congressional Black Caucus) because nobody wants to do anything that would empower the people who hate the president."
CBC Chairman Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.)
“We are far past sending out talking points. Do not attempt to dumb it down. We cannot stand any more explanations. Have you talked to any Democratic senators lately? I have. It's pretty damn clear they are not happy campers.”
Renowned Democratic strategist James Carville
“His nomination to be the Democratic Party’s candidate could be in jeopardy. He’s trying to drag Democrats out on a limb with him. It’s hard to believe Democrats will follow him. Aside from hard-core Democrats with safe seats, he’s just not going to get much support from his own party.”
Cheri Jacobus, political strategist and president of Capitol Strategies, talking about President Obama.
“In a fact sheet published by Office of the Press Secretary, the White House itself has estimated that president’s new jobs plan will cost a total of $447 billion. $447 billion divided by 1.9 million (jobs to be created) equals approximately $235,263.”
"If you say that we should not educate children who have come into our state for no other reason than they have been brought there by no fault of their own, I don't think you have a heart."
"Governor Perry, no one is suggesting up here that the students that are illegal in this country shouldn't be able to go to a college and university.... The point is, why are we subsidizing? Not that they can't go. They can go. They just have to borrow money, find other sources to be able to go. And why should they be given preferential treatment as an illegal in this country?"
"I don't try and define who is rich and who is not rich. I want everybody in
“Not with my brother, with my dad, not with me at all. I admire him.”
George W. Bush, denying rumors of a tense relationship with Texas Governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, who served as Bush's lieutenant governor in
"$16 muffins and $600,000 for event planning services are what make Americans cynical about government and why they are demanding change."
Chuck Grassley, U.S. senator and senior Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, on a recent report describing the Department of Justice's wasteful spending.
“This guy pushed every one of the media’s buttons. He was liberal, he was different, he was new, he was black. Oh my God, it was the potpourri of everything. They are so vested in our first black president not being a failure that it’s going to be amazing to watch the lengths they go to protect him. They, I believe, will spout this racist line if some of their colleagues up here aren’t doing it aggressively enough. There is going to be a real desperation."
Congressman Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) about the media and President Obama.
"Barack Obama ran against the wars – then expanded them.
Barack Obama ran against federal wiretapping programs – then expanded them.
Barack Obama ran against Bush’s faith based initiatives – then expanded them.
Barack Obama ran against Bush’s debts – then expanded them."
"He was the sweetest, kindest kid you'd ever know. He would give all his heart to you before he gave any to himself."
Tracy Rodemyer, a resident of Williamsville, New York, said of her 14-year-old son, Jamey, who committed suicide Sept. 18 after years of bullying both at school and online because of his sexuality.
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
New hotline opens in Illinois to help illegal immigrants facing deportation.
Milwaukee police take 4 hours to respond to burglary call.
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
Wisconsin's business climate still bad, but turning around under Walker.
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
And Troy Davis is innocent.
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
This traffic jam really stunk.
Congratulations, ma'am. It's a boy. By the way, we land in one hour.
Parents sue to kick 41-year old son out of the house.
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