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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 young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

Week-ends (10/15/11)


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...


Connor Bystrom

Kathy Rhodes

Tyler Southern

These states

Ron Paul


Annette Morales-Rodriguez

Fairfax County, VA

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Nancy Pelosi

The Casa Monica Hotel in Augustine, Florida


“I think one has to be concerned about the chilling nature of what the Iranian government attempted to do here.”
Eric Holder, 
U.S. Attorney General, on an alleged plot to bomb the Israeli and Saudi Arabian embassies in Washington and kill the Saudi ambassador to the U.S.

“So far, the only major accomplishment of the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters is that they have finally put an end to their previous initiative, ‘Occupy Our Mothers' Basements.’ Oddly enough for such a respectable-looking group -- a mixture of adolescents looking for a cause, public sector union members, drug dealers, criminals, teenage runaways, people who have been at every protest since the Berkeley Free Speech Movement, Andrea Dworkin look-alikes, people 95 percent of whose hair is concentrated in their ponytails and other average Democrats -- they can't even explain what they're protesting… This is the flea party, not the tea party.”
Anne Coulter

“…when the Occupy Wall Street protests began on Sept. 17, the liberal media was quickly bombarded with complaints from the left that the media were ignoring this massive ‘news’ story. NPR Executive Editor Dick Meyer said the early protests ‘did not involve large numbers of people, prominent people, a great disruption, or an especially clear objective.’ So the protesters went out and blocked the Brooklyn Bridge and drew 700 arrests -- voila, a national story.

Contemplate this: The Occupy Wall Street folks drew more broadcast network stories in the first nine days of coverage (with 24 stories) than the Tea Party drew in the first nine months (with 19 stories).”
Brent Bozell

"Just half of all post-9/11 veterans say that, given the costs and benefits to the U.S., the war in Afghanistan has been worth fighting. A smaller share (44%) says the war in Iraq has been worth it. Only one-third (34%) say both wars have been worth fighting, and a nearly identical share (33%) say neither has been worth the costs."
From a Pew Research Center study that
covered a range of issues with nearly 2,000 veterans, many of whom who joined the armed forces after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

“I hope history proves them wrong. The only way for there to be peace is for free societies to emerge, and history takes awhile to unfold. I happen to think it was worth fighting. Otherwise, I wouldn't have put them into combat."
Former President George Bush in response to the Pew Research center study.

“We are an exceptional nation and I will never apologize for America's greatness.”
Herman Cain

"It is clear that the mainstream media will work as hard to prevent an accomplished black Republican from becoming president as it did to help an inexperienced black Democrat win the White House."

Joel Pollak

In fact, I thought it was the price of a pizza when I first heard about it.”
Jon Huntsman, GOP presidential candidate, quipping about opponent Herman Cain's 9-9-9 economic plan at the Republican debate at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.

“Will I be the flavor of the week? Well, the answer is an emphatic, 'No,' because Häagen-Dazs black walnut tastes good all the time.
Herman Cain, Republican presidential candidate, on his current lead in the race for the GOP nomination, based on a new poll.

“Threatening business owners with new lawsuits is not going to help create jobs and will probably have a chilling effect on hiring.
Cynthia Magnuson, spokeswoman for the National Federation of Independent Business, on a provision in President Obama's jobs bill that would ban companies with 15 or more employees from refusing to consider or offer a job to someone who is unemployed.

“If everyone knew the true dangers of tanning beds, they'd be shocked.
Ted Lieu, California state senator, after California became the first state to ban the use of sunbeds for anyone under the age of 18.

"Collective bargaining will come back when the people of Wisconsin want it to come back, not because of two Madison legislators proposing a bill. When the Democrats were in charge, their answer was job-killing tax hikes and more government. We're not going to go back to that broken model just so Mark Pocan and Fred Risser can make a political point." 
Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, reacting to legislation proposed by Pocan and Risser to repeal collective bargaining changes adopted by state Republicans.

“We just have a gulf that separates us. We are so far apart ... we can't close the gap.
David Stern, NBA commissioner, who canceled the first two weeks of the basketball season after a failed negotiation with the players' union on Monday.


Annette Morales-Rodriguez brutally murders a woman and her unborn child.


Remember when the media was all concerned about the cost of the GOP running fake Democrats in recalls? Where's the angst about a recall of Governor Walker?


Brewers-Cardinals, and that's OK.


Plus-size model wins "The Next Big Thing" contest.

Lost in Maize!

That's it for this week. We close with the latest from NewsBusted.


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