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
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
Alisha and Pete Arnold
Parade rule violators in Appleton
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
It felt "pretty good to stop at least one shellacking this November."
President Obama pardoning two turkeys in the Rose Garden on Wednesday, continuing a decades-old White House tradition.
“Not if I could avoid it. No. I mean, who would?”
Hillary Clinton saying she would not like to go through an airport security pat-down.
“The dumbest part: they did two pat-down demonstrations – male on male, and female on female. And they used a young female TSA volunteer “and in front of a room of 200 people, they touched her breasts and her buttocks. People were averting their eyes. The TSA was trying to demonstrate ‘this is not so bad,’ but it made people so uncomfortable to watch, that people were averting their eyes. They shot themselves in the foot.”
An unidentified House staffer in DC saying that several House staffers were uncomfortable and averted their eyes when the TSA demonstrated an enhanced pat-down in a room of 200 people.
“The TSA should not be targeting all passengers equally. Instead, the TSA should be practicing’ that directs the most resources against the greatest risks. Programs like Secure Flight could be used to allow low-risk passengers about whom a great deal is known to pass through unmolested. Leisure travelers like families traveling together would receive cursory inspection. Then the TSA could focus the lion’s share of its resources on high-risk passengers about whom either nothing is known or there is specific negative information.”
The Heritage Foundation
"If he thinks this is an appropriate way for us to deal with security as he has defended, then I've said, 'OK, Mr. Obama, take your wife, your two daughters and your mother-in-law to Washington Reagan National Airport and have them publicly go through both the body scanner and the full enhanced pat-down in front of others. 'If it's OK for your wife, your daughters, and your mother-in-law, then maybe the rest of us won't feel so bad when our wives, our daughters and our mothers are being put through this humiliating and degrading, totally unconstitutional, intrusion of their privacy.'"
Mike Huckabee blasting President Obama over controversial new airline security measures.
“As long as the head of the TSA, Long Dong Silver, refuses to get rid of the intrusive, possibly dangerous airport searches, how about requiring members of Congress to go through the same security screening in order to enter hallowed congressional office buildings? Nancy Pelosi is more likely to engage in a terrorist attack on
"A TSA worker gave me a pat-down and found another TSA worker's hand."
"All the crap that TSA goes through actually seems pretty clearly directed at improving the security of air travel."
Kevin Drum of Mother Jones.
"I'm not endorsing the American voter. They're pretty damn stupid.”
University of Wisconsin political scientist Charles Franklin when he was asked, at a recent forum on the November 2 election results, why Republicans emerged victorious in so many races. Political reporters often rely on
The TSA in action: Loaded gun magazine found on plane.
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
MPS close to expensive labor accord.
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
Sarah Palin's gaffe.
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
This is no laughing matter.
The wrong dough.
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