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.
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HEROES OF THE WEEK
J.B. Van Hollen
Karrie Davis and her son
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
The Foxtail Lounge
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“(Citizens) have a right to vote in fair elections, untainted by election fraud. The Department of Justice is committed to ensuring that every citizen’s right to vote in a fair election is protected.”
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announcing that the Department of Justice will send 50 assistant AGs and other agents to polling places on Election Day to “ensure compliance with state laws governing elections.”
“I've been very reluctant to say this up 'til now, but this step has been another part of a very obvious Republican strategy that is directed at trying to raise questions about the vote. I have no idea what authority he claims he is operating under, and I hope the people of the state understand they should go to the polls and they should vote.”
GovernorJim Doyle, a former attorney general, criticizing the Republican AG for his decision to send prosecutors to the polls.
“I've never said that (I won't accept an offer). I mean I've never had a president of the United States call and ask me. But I will say this -- I do believe any such possibility is very remote. It's not what I want. I really look forward to being governor of this state with a president that is really working with us.”
Doyle on whether he'd join an Obama administration if Obama wins Tuesday.
“It’s not the strategy that I would like. I would have done a lot of things differently. That’s not worth talking about. They weren’t done. You never look back in politics. You look forward.”
Former presidential candidate and GOP Governor Tommy Thompson criticizing the McCain campaign again over its Wisconsin strategy. Thompson insisted McCain could still beat Obama despite trailing in current polls.
“I take full responsibility for my actions. I apologize to my victims, my wife and my family. I regret the hurt I've caused them.”
Former Milwaukee Alderman Michael McGee, before U.S. District Judge Charles Clevert Jr., sentenced him to six-and-a-half years in prison for his federal conviction on charges of bribery, extortion and attempting to avoid reporting requirements on a $15,000 transaction. He was also ordered to pay $107,433 in restitution.
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
Judge's ruling on the homeless.
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
Wisconsin Democrats, led by Jim "let them cheat" Doyle are up in arms that Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen plans to send as many as 50 state agents to monitor polling places on Election Day. Not a peep out of this bunch 4 years ago when Peg Lautenschlager dispatched Election Day observers to the polls.
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
Right through to the final week, the media's orgasms over Obama, and the public knows it.
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
Try to steal this McCain sign and you'll get ZAPPED!!!!!!!
Will trade sex for Obama tickets
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...won't endorse a liberal, that liberal is in trouble.