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
The state of Arkansas
Florida high school student
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
Hugo Chavez mourners
Colorado Democrat Evi Hudak
NY Mayor Bloomberg
Michigan elementary school
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
"On behalf of the unemployed skilled workers in our state who will benefit from the thousands of mining-related jobs over the next few years, I say thank you for passing a way to streamline the process for safe and environmentally sound mining in Wisconsin."
Scott Walker after the state Assembly approved a mining bill.
"There is a very good chance that this is going to end up in the court. But let's talk about what will happen if a mine does come - thousands and thousands of good jobs."
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos on passage of the mining bill.
“I will speak until I can no longer speak. I will speak as long as it takes, until the alarm is sounded from coast to coast that our Constitution is important, that your rights to trial by jury are precious, that no American should be killed by a drone on American soil without first being charged with a crime, without first being found to be guilty by a court.”
Senator Rand Paul (KY) beginning a 13-hour filibuster.
“It has come to my attention that you have now asked an additional question: ‘Does the president have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on American soil?’ The answer to that question is no.”
Attorney General Eric Holder issuing a terse response to the question Senator Paul raised during nearly 13 hours of talking on the Senate floor.
“Nobody in the Republican Party has dared take this president on. You did last night, and you’re alive today to talk about it, and nobody’s calling you names. You are, in certain ways, a hero to a lot of people today, and I hope this kind of thing continues.”
Rush Limbaugh to Senator Paul.
“If Mr. Paul wants to be taken seriously, he needs to do more than pull political stunts that fire up impressionable libertarian kids.”
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., rebuking Paul the day after his filibuster.
“I’m not saying yes. I’m just not saying no.”
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, on joining the 2016 presidential campaign.
“Today the people of the United States lost a friend it never knew it had.”
Actor Sean Penn, after the death of Venezuela dictator Hugo Chávez.
“Many Republicans see this as a first down payment on their ultimate desire to just shrink the size of government, so much so, that you can drown it in a bathtub.”
Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI) on the sequester.
“I think they probably went over the top in terms of saying that the consequences were going to be horrible, especially because it’s happened and the lines in the airports aren’t long; the world hasn’t changed overnight.”
Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, a Democrat, on White House warnings about sequestration budget cuts.
“He is a handful.”
Pflugerville, Texas mother Kimira Hysaw, on why she used a pink Taser stun gun on her son while his father held him down. Hysaw was charged with felony injury to a child.
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
She called 9-1-1. A nurse refused to perform CPR.
Casey Anthony supporters
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
DA says he doesn't have time to track his time.
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
Fawning over Hugo Chavez
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
BEYOND BIZARRE: Chantal Banks is obsessed with rats.
That's it for Week-ends.
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