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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.

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Photos of the Week (01/25/15)

Photos of the Week

1) Mourners gather around a coffin bearing Artiam, 4, who was killed in a Ukrainian army artillery strike, during his funeral in Kuivisevsky district on the outskirts of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, on Jan. 20. At least three civilians were killed in shelling Tuesday in eastern Ukraine as fighting continued between government and rebel forces in the separatist-held city of Donetsk. Photo: Manu Brabo / AP


2) Rescued migrants reach out for bottles of water distributed by a soldier in a biohazard suit on the deck of a Maltese patrol boat on Jan. 22. A Maltese patrol boat rescued about 80 migrants in a drifting dinghy off the island early on Thursday, but another 20 people were feared to have perished. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi / Reuters


3) Chechen Muslims gather in downtown regional capital of Grozny to take part in a protest rally on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Protesters have gathered in the Russian region of Chechnya to rally against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, where 12 people were killed by gunmen this month. Chechen central Mosque is at background. (AP Photo/ Musa Sadulayev)


4) Students protesting the loss of their playground push down a fence erected around their school's playground in Nairobi, Kenya on Jan. 19. Police were seen firing at least three canisters of tear gas just outside the Langata Primary School as several hundred tried to knock down a wall surrounding the playground in protest at what they called an illegal "land grab" to turn it into a car park.  Photo: Dai Kurokawa / EPA


5) President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mandel Ngan)


6) Priests take pictures of Pope Francis as he arrives to lead a mass in Manila on Jan. 16 as part of his five-day visit to the Philippines. Photo: Giuseppe Cacace / AFP - Getty Images


7) People attend an Orthodox religious service during a water blessing ceremony on Epiphany Day in the village of Velikoye, Yaroslavl region, January 18, 2015. (REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin)


8) Anti-abortion demonstrators march past the Supreme Court in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, during the annual March for Life. Thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators are gathering in Washington for an annual march to protest the Supreme Court's landmark 1973 decision that declared a constitutional right to abortion. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)


9) A man and a child stand near the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall on MLK Day on Jan. 19, in Washington, D.C. Photo: Gabriella Demczuk / Getty Images


10) Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., 75, talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, for the first time since he suffered an eye injury and broken ribs on New Year's Day, when a piece of exercise equipment he was using broke and sent him smashing into cabinets at his new home. Reid said his re-election bid in 2016 is on track even though he's been sidelined by an exercise accident. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)


11) An Atlas 5 rocket sent the third in a series of Mobile and User Objective System satellites into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Jan. 20, 2015. The satellite system, operated by the U.S. Navy, is intended to improve communications for U.S. military forces. It's expected to achieve full operational capability in two more years. Photo: Mike Brown / Reuters


12) A woman tries to comfort a horse knocked down after falling exhausted during a parade along a street of Caldas de Montbui, as they celebrate the feast of Saint Anthony the Abbot, the patron saint of domestic animals, on the outskirts of Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)


13) A paramilitary police officer releases a wild goose in Linghai, in China's Liaoning province, on Jan. 20. About eight wild geese, which were found injured, were set free after having their wounds treated by a team of paramilitary police, according to local media. Photo: China Daily via Reuters


14) A flamingo hides its head in its feathers on a cold Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 at the zoo in Cologne, Germany. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)


15) Pelicans are seen during feeding time at the Jurong Bird Park on January 21, 2015 in Singapore. Tthe Jurong Bird Park unveiled its latest aviary, Wings of Asia featuring some of Asia's rarest and most endangered birds. (Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)


16) Young volunteers with the Little Helpers make their best 'funny faces' while posing with nearly 1,000 bagged bologna sandwiches they made at Neshoba Unitarian Universalist Church Sunday, January 18, 2015 in Memphis, Tenn. to be passed out at the First Presbyterian Soup Kitchen. The monthly service project is an important part of the Little Helpers mission to help kids understand the value of volunteering. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Jim Weber)


17) Anthony Leonard of Houston, Texas, a lifelong Packers fan who travels to every Green Bay game and is known as "PackDaddy," poses outside of CenturyLink Field. Photo: DEAN RUTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES


18) Rob and Holly Holt of Everett came to CenturyLink Field with cheese graters strapped to their heads before the Seattle Seahawks face the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game. Photo: DEAN RUTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES


19) Green Bay Packers' John Kuhn dives for the goal line in the first quarter, originally ruled a touchdown but reversed on review. The Green Bay Packers against the Seattle Seahawks during the NFC conference championship game Sunday, January 18, 2015, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, WA. Photo: Wm.Glasheen/P-C Media 


20) Green Bay Packers safety Sam Shields (37) intercepts a pass in front of Jermaine Kearse (15) in the second quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink FIeld in Seattle January 18, 2015.  Photo: Jim Matthews/Press-Gazette Media


21) Seahawks punter Jon Ryan throws a touchdown pass to Seahawks offensive lineman Garry Gilliam (79) on a fake field goal play in the third quarter. Photo: MIKE SIEGEL / THE SEATTLE TIMES


22) Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch scores a 24-yard touchdown during the fourth quarter. Photo: DEAN RUTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES


23) Seahawks tight end Luke Willson scores a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter to increase Seattle's lead to three points. Photo: DEAN RUTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES


24) The Green Bay Packers' Brandon Bostick bobbles an onside kick by the Seattle Seahawks during the NFC championship game in Seattle. The Seahawks recovered.  Photo: Evan Siegle/P-G Media/@PGevansiegle



25) Seattle Seahawks' Chris Matthews recovers an onside kick during Sunday's NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash. Photo: Evan Siegle/P-G Media/@PGevansiegle


26) Green Bay Packers' Jordy Nelson (87) yells at teammate Brandon Bostick (86) after Bostick dropped an onside kick against the Seattle Seahawks during Sunday's NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash. The Seahawks recovered the ball on the play.  Photo: Evan Siegle/P-G Media/@PGevansiegle


27) The Seahawks fail to block a 48-yard field goal by Packers kicker Mason Crosby that tied the game in the fourth quarter and sent it into overtime. Photo: DEAN RUTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES


28) Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse pulls in the game-winning touchdown with Packers cornerback Tramon Williams on his back in overtime. Photo: BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES


29) Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson breaks down in tears after Seattle defeated the Green Bay Packers 28-22 in overtime. Photo: DEAN RUTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES


30) Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers leaves the field following the Packers 28-22 overtime loss to Seattle. The Green Bay Packers against the Seattle Seahawks during the NFC conference championship game Sunday, January 18, 2015, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash. Photo:  Wm.Glasheen/P-C Media


31) Green Bay Packers guard T.J. Lang (70) shows his dejection after the Seattle Seahawks defeated the Packers in overtime during Sunday's NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash.  Photo: Evan Siegle/P-G Media/@PGevansiegle

Recommended Reading (01/24/14)

Recommended Reading


Here are interesting articles from the past week that are worth a read (even if, on occasion, I do not agree with the author).

The 'American Sniper' freakout

Naturally, the commercial and artistic success of American Sniper—it received six Oscar nominations—has liberal Hollywood deeply conflicted, and pockets of the left outraged.


The Megyn Kelly moment

Gilliam arrived on Kelly’s cavernous set, just as she was closing out the C block. A production assistant sat him on the white leather high-back stool at the corner of Kelly’s transparent desk. Gilliam is bald and broad shouldered, with a thick neck and a bushy gray goatee. He has been trained to “kill ruthlessly,” he told me later. Kelly, in black spiky heels and a bright red dress, her blond hair now blown out, offered him a chilly hello during a commercial break, then returned to paging through her notes. The stool was small, and Gilliam appeared to droop over the sides. His Megyn moment approached.


Obama Blows Smoke

He claims wonderful things have happened in his presidency, now entering its seventh year. But most of his claims are false or weren’t the result of his policies.


What Obama didn't say in his State of the Union address

In the 2013 State of the Union, Obama spoke of helping Libya fight terrorism. Yemen received similar attention for the last two years. But this year, with both countries spiraling toward chaos, they were omitted. Those omissions, coupled with Obama’s claim that the U.S. is leading a coalition that is stopping ISIL, led some pundits and some Republicans to suggest the president was detached from reality.


How to Become a Millionaire

After a lifetime of lighting up, smokers on average will burn through $1.4 million in personal costs.


Former Oil Exec: $5 gas is on the way

The former president of Shell Oil is issuing another warning, telling motorists that their joy ride may end sooner than they think.


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Week-ends (01/24/15)

Week-ends

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


I say HERO


Reginald Daniels


PJ Deguzman


Alex Van and Donovan George



You may not like it, but Jermaine Kearse fits the description


Tony Verna


Baymax



VILLAINS OF THE WEEK


Chris Kyle haters


Cheats in sports...it's not just the Patriots



The Manzurs



QUOTES OF THE WEEK


"As a small business owner with a little experience, I would never waste my own money on this and I don't think those proponents would either. The mayor says he's betting on the future of this city. The problem is he's not doing it with his own money."
Milwaukee restaurant owner dave Sobelman on the proposed $124 million downtown Milwaukee streetcar


“The grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, got it right. Officer [Darren] Wilson has been exonerated. The thing I want to know is how does he get his reputation back? I don’t expect anything intelligent to come out of the mouth of Al Sharpton. “We know he is a charlatan. Al Sharpton ought to go back into the gutter he came from. The police officer is owed a lot from him, Eric Holder and the president of the United States.”
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke directing anger at Al Sharpton who spoke sharply in the wake of Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision not to prosecute Wilson, a former police officer, on civil rights charges. Sharpton characterized Wilson on national television as less than intelligent and unworthy of respect.


"Our politics seems more divided than ever. It's held up as proof not just of my own flaws — of which there are many — but also as proof that the vision itself is misguided, and naïve, and that there are too many people in this town who actually benefit from partisanship and gridlock for us to ever do anything about it. I know how tempting such cynicism may be. But I still think the cynics are wrong."
President Obama in his State of the Union address

“I’m not going to talk politics except to say the GOP had better go on offense. Man, they are not going to win any game on defense. Being in the majority there in D.C. — we’re blowing it if we just bend our back. That GOP leadership, that establishment, they’ve got to get their stuff together. I love what they believe in, I believe in it too. But they’ve got to get tough, man. You know what? It’s not just the New England Patriots who are dealing with deflated balls right now.”
Sarah Palin
 

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The Best Cartoons of the Week (01/24/15)

Best Cartoons of the Week

* MUST SEE*


PRESIDENT OBAMA


*Chip Bok*


Michael Ramirez  ...and again  ...and again.


Glenn McCoy  ....and again


Chip Bok


Steve Kelley


Lisa Benson
...and again


Henry  Payne


Nate Beeler


Bob Gorrell



JOHN KERRY


Dana Summers


Chip Bok



Glenn McCoy


THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS


Steve Breen



Gary Varvel


ROE VS. WADE


Steve Breen


Gary Varvel


THE ACADEMY AWARDS


Henry Payne

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