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
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“May God forgive you for what you’ve done.”
Pope Francis toasting the Cardinals who had just elected him.
“I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house.”
New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan about the reaction when the Pope got the 77th vote needed to be chosen.
“It’s a huge gift for all of Latin America. We waited 20 centuries. It was worth the wait.”
José Antonio Cruz, a Franciscan friar in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on the selection of Pope Francis, the first Latin American and first Jesuit to be pontiff.
“Ultimately, it may be that the differences are just too wide. It may be that, ideologically, if their position is, ‘We can’t do any revenue,’ or, ‘We can only do revenue if we gut Medicare or gut Social Security or gut Medicaid,’ if that’s the position, then we’re probably not going to be able to get a deal…ultimately, it may be better if some Democratic and Republican Senators work together.”
President Obama on the federal budget negotiations with Republicans.
“Representative Paul Ryan, unveiled his 2014 spending plan: a retread of ideas that voters soundly rejected, made even worse, if possible, by sharper cuts to vital services and more dishonest tax provisions. The budget, which will surely fly through the House, was quickly praised as 'serious' and job-creating by the Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, though it is neither. By cutting $4.6 trillion from spending over the next decade, it would reverse the country’s nascent economic growth, kill millions of real and potential jobs, and deprive those suffering the most of social assistance.”
The New York Times
“The political class seems to be scandalized that Paul Ryan had the cheek Tuesday to propose another reform budget. Doesn't the House Budget Chairman understand that the 2012 election settled every political question in President Obama's favor? Er, no. The federal fisc is still a shambles—despite the tax increase on millionaires and billionaires that Mr. Obama said would solve everything and despite the modest sequester spending cuts he says are too painful to abide. Thus Mr. Ryan's proposal for fiscal 2014 is still an important document, even if it has no chance of becoming law this year, because it reaches for that elusive thing in Washington—realistic solutions to the country's problems.”
The Wall Street Journal
“I felt it was a civic duty. I couldn’t sleep after I watched it. I felt like I had a duty to expose it.”
Bartender Scott Prouty, who filmed Mitt Romney’s “47 percent video”
"Amidst the fragility of this politically correct era, it is imperative that we stand up for our beliefs before the element of faith in a glorious and traditional holiday like Christmas is marginalized and ignored. This will be a fun, festive, thought provoking book, which will encourage all to see what is possible when we unite in defense of our faith and ignore the politically correct Scrooges who would rather take Christ out of Christmas."
Sarah Palin about her new book, "A Happy Holiday IS a Merry Christmas," scheduled to be out in November.
“@taylorswift13 there is a special place in hell for women who don’t read their fan mail from other women” Tweet from a disgruntled Taylor Swift fan on learning that hundreds of unopened letters addressed to the pop star ended up in a trash bin.
“It was painful, but not as bad as listening to Justin Bieber.'”
Snake expert Johan Marais speaking from a hospital bed in Krugersdorp after he was bitten by a puff adder.
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
Handling of abused girl's case.
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
Obama: Your kids aren't safe at school.
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
There’s a new Pope. All of the coverage was a good thing.
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
Why are lesbians fat?
That's it for Week-ends.
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