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
9-year old Fond du Lac girl
Green Bay blood donors
A hero and his heroes
Tricia Mundy and John Morgan
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
Even though they finally came to their senses, Montgomery County officials and cops
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“I am proud of the work done by the Legislature, which passed a budget today that isn’t built on accounting gimmicks, use of one time money for ongoing expenses, or tax increases. The budget approved by the Legislature is an honest document that balances
“The budget Governor Scott Walker and the Legislature approved does not borrow and tax recklessly. The budget charts a course away from debt and propels
“This budget is an unbelievable betrayal of
Mary Bell, president of WEAC
"The majority of the Supreme Court is essentially saying that the Legislature is above the law. It's now clear that unless the constitution is amended, the Legislature is free to ignore any laws on the books.”
Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha)
“While I don't agree with everything the Republicans are doing at the State Capitol, their actions are not shameful. These are democratically elected officials pursuing legislation that a large percentage of their constituents support. It's hard to believe this here in the bubble of Madison, but lots of people across this state (maybe even a majority) support Walker, and all that he's trying to do.”
Phil Hands, WI State Journal cartoonist
"Yeah, and isn't that a crime."
Sue Stapelman of Baraboo responding to a campaign phone call from Rep. Fred Clark, D-Baraboo, who told Stapelman he is challenging Sen. Luther Olsen, R-Ripon, in a recall election. She then hung up.
"In a moment of frustration after a discouraging phone conversation last week, I made a clearly inappropriate comment to my campaign staffer after the call. I understand the statement was completely inappropriate under any circumstance and I want to apologize. I am deeply sorry for any distress this incident my have caused for Ms. Stapelman or anyone in her family."
"This disturbing and inappropriate comment gives us an unfortunate glimpse of what Representative Clark is like when he thinks no one is listening. Domestic violence is a devastating problem in our state, and abuse is on the rise. To be able to so freely threaten violence against a woman, even in jest, shows a tremendous lack of character."
John Hogan of Committee to Elect a Republican Senate
“To Debbie Wasserman Schultz, thank you for letting me in your district. If you're in the foxhole, you want Debbie alongside you, because not only is she charming and has that dazzling smile, but she's tough as nails. And that’s what’s needed during challenging times.”
President Obama speaking of Congressman Wasserman Schultz, who also chairs the Democratic National Committee, at two separate fundraising events in
"This will be the beginning of our country sliding toward ... it's a strong word, but anarchy. How can marriage be marriage for thousands of years and now all the sudden because a minority, an influential minority, has a push or agenda ... and totally reshapes something that was not founded in our country. You can't teach something that you don't have, so two men will never be able to show a woman how to be a woman."
“I have a dream of O.J. Simpson confessing to me. And I am going to make that happen, people.”
Oprah Winfrey during a Q & A at the National Cable and Telecommunications Association's annual Cable Show in
“Bye-bye, pervert”; “Were you fully erect? The people demand to know”; “Are you more than 7 inches?”; and "Will you maintain your hot physique?"
Hecklers at Anthony Weiner’s news conference announcing his resignation from Congress.
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
Weiner's pension and benefits
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
The media seemed interested in the cost of Republicans using “fake” Democrats in the recall elections. They didn’t and still don’t have the same interest about the cost of the recalls in general.
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
The media’s obsession with Sarah Palin turns into a witch hunt.
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
What's that noise?
Would-be knight fails to woo woman.
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