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
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
187 members of the House
What were they thinking?
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
Carly Fiorina cut GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s “balls off with the precision of a surgeon.”
National Review Editor and Fox News Contributor Rich Lowry on a primetime national television broadcast, referencing Fiorina’s performance in the second GOP primary debate
“He (Lowry) should not be allowed on TV and the FCC should fine him!”
“I mean, look, I am a real person with all the pluses and minuses that go along with being that. And I’ve been in the public eye for so long that I think, you know, it’s like the feature that you see in some magazines sometimes, ‘Real people actually go shopping,’ you know?”
Hillary Clinton on “Face the Nation,” when asked to offer three words describing herself
“If the Democratic Party cares to salvage a sliver of moral authority, its leaders and early state voters need to send Hillary Rodham Clinton an urgent message: Come clean or get out. Stop lying and deflecting about how and why you stashed State Department email on a secret server—or stop running.”
Ron Fournier in the National Journal
“There is something wrong with the Democratic Party. The candidate who is providing the only real sizzle in the Democratic presidential race right now is Bernie Sanders, a 74-year-old socialist senator from Vermont who is something of a oddball. Hillary Clinton, their front-runner, a soon-to-be 68-year-old party stalwart, is stale, bogged down in scandal and can’t draw a crowd. So, who is it that many in the Democratic Party are looking to as the party’s ‘savior’ in the face of the unremarkable Democratic field so far? Answer: Joe Biden, a 72-year-old, former six-term senator from Delaware and the current vice president. And this isn’t the only evidence that the Democrats have a problem. There is fundamentally something wrong with their candidate pool. In the 2014 midterm elections, the Democrats’ top two senatorial candidates, Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky and Michelle Nunn in Georgia, were generational retreads trying to capitalize on famous fathers from a generation ago. And the Democrats’ trophy gubernatorial candidate, Charlie Crist, was a former Republican governor of Florida.”
Ed Rogers, chairman of the lobbying and communications firm BGR Group
“My profoundest prayer is that the pope's mission on his visit is to save souls, not the planet, and here are four messages that I hope he communicates to the American people:
“--The moral crisis of our time is not global warming; it is the holocaust of millions of abortions in America each year.
“--Free markets create wealth, and it is the moral responsibility of all Christians to use our wealth in ways that help those most in need.
“--A benevolent government should enhance individual liberty, religious freedom and wealth.
“--Christians must worship the Creator, not the created.”
Stephen Moore is a Fox News contributor and author of "Who's the Fairest of Them All? The Truth About Taxes, Income and Wealth in America."
“I call for a courageous and responsible effort to 'redirect our steps', and to avert the most serious effects of the environmental deterioration caused by human activity. I am convinced that we can make a difference and I have no doubt that the United States – and this Congress – have an important role to play."
Pope Francis addressing Congress
"In recent centuries, millions of people came to this land to pursue their dream of building a future in freedom. We, the people of this continent, are not fearful of foreigners, because most of us were once foreigners. I say this to you as the son of immigrants, knowing that so many of you are also descended from immigrants."
Pope Francis addressing Congress
“I was talking to a priest just the day before yesterday and he said pointing to his collar, you know, two years ago people saw this on me and they thought I was a pedophile. Today, they see me and they come up and say ‘I love your pope. Give him a hug. I want to know more about him.’ And I myself as a Catholic, you know, just two years ago, two and a half years ago. That's a very short time, it was kind of embarrassing to walk into your church. You had a lot of questions. You felt bad about what was going on. You felt bad they weren't responding to a lot of these allegations, doing anything about it. And now you have a man who has really changed that, stepped forward who has made changes, not only in the Vatican but all the way down to the kind of parish level.”
Maria Shriver on MSNBC
"I like the creativity. Creativity when it comes to your tackling problems. Their openness — openness and open-mindedness — because it allows them to unleash the inner potential of their people. And thanks to that, America has attained such amazing results in developing their country."
Russian president Vladimir Putin in an interview with Charlie Rose of “60 Minutes” that will air Sunday, describing what he admires about Americans
"I'm quite content to spend my life helping young people find themselves, I've had my fill of politics. I'm a very happy university professor… the best thing about being a university professor is that you see young people as they're being shaped and molded toward their own future and you have a chance to be a part of that.”
“What does anyone think would happen if I came for a tour of the White House or was trying to get through airport security and I brought along with me a clock that was stuffed inside of a brief case? The precise response would have been a question: ‘Where is the rest of the bomb?’ Regardless of whether I was man, woman, tall, short, Arab, Hispanic, Jewish, whatever, that would be the appropriate response.
“America and Americans have been told repeatedly to stay vigilant with respect to terrorism. America has been told to stay vigilant with respect to homegrown terrorism. Why? Because there have been acts of terrorism in virtually every sector of our culture. In our schools, students have murdered other students and teachers. Several students have brought guns to school and killed other students. Teachers cannot look the other way because the student is a majority or a minority and that is and should be the law of the land.
“In Iraq and Afghanistan, our soldiers have seen what are referred to as IEDs. IED stands for Improvised Explosive Device. How in the world is an English teacher supposed to know that a clock in a brief case is not an IED? This student does not deserve an apology; the English teach deserves a medal for taking no chances with the safety of her students.”
Hank Adler, an Assistant Professor at Chapman University
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
No doctors for them
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
The Pope, immigration, and citizenship
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
Selfies or sharks?
A ban on hammocks
He ran for office, and didn't vote for himself
Why our image is in the toilet