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.
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
George W. Bush
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
Jeff Ellis & Associates
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
"The economy has not recovered. Some people call it a recession. I think it’s a depression."
California Rep. Henry Waxman
"We learned this morning that our businesses created 84,000 new jobs last month. And that overall means that businesses created 4.4 million new jobs over the past 28 months, including 500,000 new manufacturing jobs. That's a step in the right direction. That's a step in the right direction."
President Obama on Friday's jobs report. The nation's unemployment rate remains at 8.2%.
"This kick in the gut has to end. When three-quarters of small businesses say that ObamaCare is keeping them from hiring, it shows that President Obama has put his liberal agenda ahead of job creation."
Mitt Romney addressing the press 90 minutes after the BLS released the dismal June jobs report.
"It would have been nice for the Supreme Court to repeal it for us, but it’s no harder today than it was the day before the decision. We win, we repeal. It’s just that simple."
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), chair of the House Budget Committee–and potential running mate of Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney–told Breitbart News this week that the party’s leaders are "absolutely" committed to repealing ObamaCare.
"We've been looking at that and I love that option as well."
Ann Romney saying her husband is considering picking a woman as his running mate.
"Even Ann doesn’t know. We talk about the possible people that I might select. But in terms of actually who is being vetted, that is something only two people know. And Beth Myers doesn’t talk."
Mitt Romney on who knows the people being considered for the GOP VP nomination.
"21 years, Republicans have not voted for a single broad-based tax increase, and that’s become the theology of the party, the ideology of the party, the definition of the party, and that is irresponsible."
Liberal PBS pundit Mark Shields
“I am also a Christian and differ with the Mormon religion.
But I think any Christian should spend much time in prayer before refusing to vote for a family man with high morals, business experience, who is against abortion, and shares Christian conviction concerning homosexuality just because he is a Mormon.
Any Christian who does not vote or writes in a name is casting a vote for Romney’s opponent, Barack Hussein Obama — a man who sat in Jeremiah Wright’s church for years, did not hold a public ceremony to mark the National Day of Prayer, and is a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage.
I hope all Christians give their vote prayerful consideration because voting is a sacred privilege and a serious responsibility.”
Actor Brad Pitt’s mother, Jane Pitt, in a letter to the editor of the
"Even though it's hot, it's a lot more bearable than if it was humid. People would be dropping."
Rudy Schaar, a meteorologist at the weather service office in Sullivan, WI.
"It's really, really nuts. I've done this for 35 years, and I've never seen it like this. We had our busiest day ever on the Fourth of July - over 300 calls."
"I'll arm-wrestle you for your vote."
Jeff Hawks of
"No, I'll play basketball for your vote."
President Obama's response to Hawks.
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
Kevin Fischer: Terrorist
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
WI election clerks blow it again.
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
The Internet is crashing! The Internet is crashing!
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
I would have never guessed.
Inmates get free food, if...
MUST SEE: Maine filmmaker chats with 12-year old version of himself.
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