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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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“He goes into a bathroom, comes out and now he’s religious. … And the people of Iowa believe him. Give me a break. Give me a break. It doesn’t happen that way. Don’t be fools. How stupid are the people of Iowa? How stupid are the people of the country to believe this crap?”
Donald Trump in a speech referring to Ben Carson’s biography where it’s written that Carson found God after one of his violent outbursts, and did so while sitting alone for hours in a bathroom

“First of all thank you for not asking me what I said in 10th grade, I appreciate that.”
Ben Carson at the GOP debate in Milwaukee

"When I look at somebody like Hillary Clinton who sits there and tells her daughter and a government official that no this was a terrorist attack and tells everybody else it was a video, where I come from, they call that a lie. I think that’s very different from somebody misinterpreting when I said I was offered a scholarship to West Point ... People who know me know that I’m an honest person."
Ben Carson at the GOP debate

"You’re lucky in Ohio that you struck oil.”
Donald Trump speaking to John Kasich at the GOP debate

“I know that Rand is a committed isolationist. I’m not. I believe the world is a safer and a better place when the United States is the strongest country in the world.”
Marco Rubio referring to Rand Paul at the GOP debate

“You cannot be a conservative if you're going to keep promoting programs that you're not going to pay for.”
Rand Paul firing back at Rubio

“You will be facing a candidate with an impressive resume. She has arguably more experience, certainly more time in government, than almost all of you on stage tonight.”
GOP debate moderator Maria Bartiromo, who was booed loudly

“You can say on the one hand it was going to be very easy to defeat CNBC, because of the embarrassment that CNBC was. But let’s face it. There was a whole lot of people in the press who would have loved to say that Fox Business blew it last night. I’m looking at some of the comments. Charlie Rose on CBS said that Fox moderators were ‘focused on issues and ideology, not on personality.’ ABC – George Stephanopoulos said ‘a lot of substance last night.’ My favorite was on NBC, they said ‘the clear winner last night was Fox Business’.”
Media Research Center president Brent Bozell on the GOP debate in Milwaukee

“If somebody had said that to Donald Trump and he had laughed, we would be ripping him a new one and she did not -- she should have stood up to him, I'm sorry, I have to say that.”
On Wednesday's The View, liberal co-host Joy Behar surprisingly hit Hillary Clinton for failing to condemn one of her supporters who said he wanted to “strangle” Carly Fiorina

“The fact is, you know, we kind of wish the media would be just as obsessed or half obsessed with Hillary Clinton's lies of many years and real relevant things like people who have died in Benghazi and e-mails and everything else.”
During an interview with NBC Today co-host Matt Lauer on Monday, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus denounced the “crazy obsession” of the media over alleged inaccuracies in Ben Carson’s biography and pointed out a glaring double standard

“Dr. Carson is saying that he is being targeted, not vetted....he says he is being vetted more severely than anyone else, including Barack Obama, who faced years of birther questions, and Hillary Clinton, as you just mentioned, who’s faced decades of questions about her marriage, her personal life, her e-mails, 11 hours in a chair in front of Congress just a couple of weeks ago. Is he being more severely vetted than anyone else?”
Matt Lauer responding to Priebus

“Yeah, but the difference is that the media is actually, you know – they do have an actual vendetta or at least an agenda against some of these candidates. In regard to Hillary Clinton, the media sort of, yeah, they cover it, but they cover it with a laugh and a wink and a nod, and you know, ‘Isn't this horrible that she had to sit in a chair for 11 hours?’ I mean, that's the tone of the coverage of Hillary Clinton. It's a tone of, ‘This is silly, let's move on.’ Whereas with the Republicans it's, ‘Hey, can you believe that, you know, 40 years ago this happened or that, hey, you know, this credit card over here.’ I mean, those are things that might be interesting for, you know, a question, but not an obsession. I would say that Hillary Clinton's past is something that people ought to be obsessed with.”
Priebus firing back at Lauer

“In this Republican race media coverage is extremely important and a negative coverage of a certain type is like gold for these candidates. And this coverage has been so disproportionate, he (Ben Carson) should have been more precise in some of the things that he said in his book but to most Republicans it's going to feel like a campaign of character assassination.”
During an appearance on ABC’s This Week, National Review editor Rich Lowry dismissed the media obsession with Ben Carson’s personal biography and stressed that the constant attacks on the GOP presidential candidate will only serve to bolster his campaign. The National Review editor went even further and suggested that the media coverage surrounding Carson’s personal biography has been so negative that Republican voters will view this as an attack on his character.

“Is he kidding? Did he watch what I went through in January of 2014 for months and months of relentless attacks from people in the media and in the partisan Democratic Party when it turned out that I did absolutely nothing wrong? I haven’t gotten a note of apology from anybody yet. I’ve got the scars all over my back to prove that a lot of people jumped to conclusions.

"So I’ve got to tell you, a couple of days of being asked about something that you put in your books? I gotta tell you, I don’t have a whole lot of sympathy. He should answer the questions forthrightly and directly. If he does, the American people will accept it. If he doesn’t, then he’s got a problem.”

Chris Christie after Ben Carson said that he is the most scrutinized candidate in the Republican field. Christie referred to what he went through during the George Washington Bridge scandal.

“My impression is that Obama’s eager to get out of town. I’m eager to have him get out of town. It’s extraordinarily important that the Republican Party reclaim the reputation that we’ve had for most of my life – that we are the go-to guys on national security and defense.”
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“Make the case as to why Vladimir Putin is more powerful than President Obama.”
While discussing Forbes magazine releasing its 2015 Most Powerful list, Charlie Rose of CBS This Morning pressed Forbes assistant managing editor Luisa Kroll

“I think a lot has to do with how he exercises his power and his influence. Whether it’s in Crimea or in the Ukraine, he’s not afraid to go out and exercise his power. He has no checks and balances…and that’s one of the factors, how actively you use your power.”
Luisa Kroll responding to Rose

"I was not elected dictator of the House. I was elected speaker of the House. And that means we do it in a bottom up approach. We reach consensus. As Republicans, we have common principles. We need to take those common principles and apply them to the problems of the day through consensus to show the country a better way forward. And it's my job to lead to that consensus, but not to dictate that consensus."
Paul Ryan

“All I am saying to you, and you can't do it and nobody here can do it: name the single Republican that has hosted a Sunday show, that has been an anchor of a news network for the big three networks over the past 50 years: you cannot do it! You can't. Because they're all Democrats. The people that run the Sunday shows are all Democrats. I'm not just talking about today. I'm talking about for the past 50 years. The people that have run the network newscasts -- the nightly newscasts have been all Democrats. The network executives have been all Democrats.”
Joe Scarborough on MSNBC’s Morning Joe

"It's funny, I was on The View a few months ago, they said none of that to my face. There is nothing more threatening to the liberal media in general and to Hillary Clinton in particular than a conservative women. So of course there’s a double standard and conservative women from Sarah Palin to Michele Bachmann to Carly Fiorina are long used to this. It will not stop me, it will not scare me and maybe the ladies of ‘The View’ if I come on again, let’s see if they have the guts to say that to my face.

“What these women represent is a set of liberal feminists who believe that if you do not agree with them on their liberal orthodoxy, that you don’t count. I’m tired of being insulted by liberal feminists who talk about women’s issues when the reality is every issue is a woman’s issue from the economy to ISIS to Russia to healthcare to education to the national debt, women care about all of that.”

Carly Fiorina reacting to The View taking a swipe at her "demented face"

“There is no longer a limit to what people can be offended by.  First of all, slavery is not ‘hard work,’ it’s forced labor. There’s a big difference. Likewise, slaves are not workers; they are by definition, property. They have no freedom, no hope, and no rights. Yes, they work hard, obviously. But there can be no ‘work ethic’ among slaves, because the slave has no choice in the matter.

“Workers on the other hand, have free will. They are free to work as hard as they wish. Or not. The choice is theirs. And their decision to work hard, or not, is not a function of compliance or coercion; it’s a reflection of character and ambition.

“This business of conflating hard work with forced labor not only minimizes the importance of a decent work ethic, it diminishes the unspeakable horror of slavery. Unfortunately, people do this all the time. We routinely describe bosses as ‘slave-drivers,’ and paychecks as ‘slave’s wages.’ Melissa though, has come at it from the other side. She’s suggesting that because certain ‘hard workers’ are not as prosperous as other ‘hard workers’ — like the people on her office wall — we should all be ‘super-careful’ about overly-praising hard work.”
CNN’s Mike Rowe reacting to MSNBC weekend host Melissa Harris-Perry chastising a guest on her show for using the term “hard worker’ that she compared to slavery

“When the drug dealers had left, that’s when everything started getting worse on this block. But when they was here, they was protecting us. They ain’t let none of that shooting stuff happen.”
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"We're very careful with our money to make sure we're not relying on government assistance for everything that we need. We budget, when money gets tight we eat macaroni and cheese and I can tell you we just can't afford to help pay for the roads. When I look at the roads I don't think about how much they need fixing, I think about that they're getting us from A to B and think do my kids have everything they need tomorrow."
Sheboygan resident Rachel Cook who spoke against a plan by the Sheboygan Common Council to impose a $20 wheel tax. Cook, told the council that as a stay-at-home mother with a limited household income, even $20 added on to the registration fee for her truck is enough to cut into their very tight budget.
Following her speech, city council critic Jason Peters handed her a $20 bill, adding "Here you go, because I know they're going to vote for it." The Council voted 10-2 to enact the wheel tax in order to fund road improvements within city limits.

“Of all the entities in the United States that represent a threat to Hillary Clinton being the next President of the United States, those FBI agents probably are in the first tier, in part because they're following the evidence wherever it leads, but in part because--let's be honest--a lot of FBI agents don't like the Clintons.”
Mark Halperin, Managing Editor, Bloomberg Politics

“The one advantage the Republicans have is they actually, a bunch of them want to be president. On the Democratic side, only one person wants to be president. That’s Hillary Clinton.”
NY Times columnist David Brooks appearing on NPR

“There are going to be a lot of Bernie Sanders fans who dispute that comment.”
NPR anchor Audie Cornish responding to Brooks

Well then, why doesn’t he challenge her? You know, just as a matter of political tactics, he really only has one avenue to beat her, and I don’t think it’s going to be ideological. People are going to have to decide she’s not trustworthy enough, she’s not viable enough on character and personal grounds to be elected, and when he takes the e-mails off the table, he’s really giving up that leverage. I think he basically raised the white flag of surrender.”
Brooks responding back to Cornish

“The other party is not the enemy; they are the opposition. In our democracy we are lucky to have an opposition, to have honest debate.”
Democrat Jim Webb after dropping out of the presidential race

“All it took was one debate to see the party I once identified with no longer exists. It now represents just about everything mainstream Americans do not. The only reason Democrats win elections is they are willing to lie, mislead and steal their way to victory. They offer heaping upon heaping of manure covered with buttercream icing to thunderous applause from the Progressive left.”
Syndicated columnist Susan Stamper Brown

“Consider the catbird seat in which The Donald sits. An average of national polls puts him around 30 percent, trailed by Dr. Ben Carson with about 20 percent. No other GOP candidate gets double digits. Trump is leading Carson in Iowa, running first in New Hampshire, crushing the field in Nevada and South Carolina. These are the first four contests. In Florida, Trump’s support exceeds that of ex-Governor Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio combined. If these polls don’t turn around, big time, Trump is the nominee.”
Pat Buchanan

“Yes, we in the United States, have some real problems. But rather than address them, our culture focuses like a laser on nonsense. It obsesses on it, really.

“We aren’t going to Hell in a hand basket. It’s a Hummer limo with a stripper pole jutting through the sunroof, ‘Save the Planet’ and ‘Coexist’ bumper stickers, and enough room for a camera crew to capture everyone’s face buried in their phones as they post selfies on their Instagram accounts.

“Forget the debt. Never mind the Middle East, the piles of bodies in our cities, etc. Screw it all, some spoiled brat is offended! In a world full of problems, serious problems, if these are what we focus on we might as well just admit we really have no problems at all. If we’re going to go down, we might as well go down in flames.”

Derek Hunter is a Washington, DC based writer, radio host and political strategist

“Look, I’m all for helping people who wish to flee from some Suckistan and live free instead of with peeps stuck in the 7th century who believe that if they blow up innocent people that Allah is going to award them 72 chicks who don’t know to get their groove on; but the vast majority of what I’ve seen screams the opposite. Are they indeed ‘poor refugees’? Well … I believe they’re poor in the sense of being morally bankrupt.”
Columnist Doug Giles

“It's something everyone suspected, but now it's official: The under-30 crowd is addicted to their cell phones. Those are the findings of a new survey, which showed that as millennials spend more time engaged on social media platforms, it's causing them to be less social in real life. The study, conducted by Flashgap, a photo-sharing application with more than 150,000 users, found that 87 percent of millennials admitted to missing out on a conversation because they were distracted by their phone. Meanwhile, 54 percent said they experience a fear of missing out if not checking social networks. Concerns are growing that the practical impact of mobile device use is making humans more interested in their online lives, and less interested in each other.”


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