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
TJ Oshie ... MORE
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
Ole Miss frat
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
"Well, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, young people can stay on their parents' insurance until they are 26. But once they hit 26 -- they're on their own. And a lot young people think they're invincible. But the truth is, young people are knuckleheads. They're the ones who are cooking for the first time and slice their finger open, they're dancing on the bar stool."
First Lady Michelle Obama
"It's been good for me because I – before that I lived in a real liberal bubble, you know? And all my friends were liberals and I grew up in a really liberal family and, you know, had a lot of ideas about conservatives, and you know, then I got to Fox and I just was like, 'Oh, they're not all evil and stupid.'"
Kirsten Powers about working at FOX News
"A lot of people ask me, you know, do I miss much about being President. And the answer is really no. (Laughter.) I mean, I miss people I served with. I miss Air Force One. (Laughter.) I mean, in eight years, they never lost my baggage. (Laughter.) I do miss saluting men and women who volunteered to defend our Nation during war. Many are coming home and are preparing for new missions as civilians. And I intend to salute these men and women for the rest of my life. (Applause.) And through the Military Service Initiative, the Bush Institute is going to help. We’re focused, and we’ll be relentless in serving our vets.
"Since 9/11, more than 2.5 million Americans have worn the uniform. They have faced down our enemies, they’ve liberated millions, and in so doing showed the true compassion of a great Nation. They are the 1 percent of America who kept the 99 percent safe. And we owe them, and their families, a deep debt of gratitude.
"Our country can never really fully repay our vets. But we ought to try."
George W. Bush in his address on “Empowering Our Nation’s Warriors” at the Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative summit on February 19th.
“We may not get to seven million; we may get to five or six.”
Vice President Joe Biden publicly conceded on Wednesday what many critics of the Affordable Care Act have claimed: The federal government will end the Obamacare open enrollment period far short of its goal. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that in order for the Obamacare system to avoid a financial 'death spiral,' at least 7 million Americans must enroll. More importantly, the nonpartisan CBO projected that more than 2.7 million of them must be young Americans, whose limited use of health care services is expected to balance out the greater needs of older, sicker people.
“They take up all the oxygen in the room, and everybody is depressed. We’re gonna go back to all the sordid details [if Hillary runs for president]. They need to just go away because they’re forcing themselves on us is the way I feel. Just pack your bags. You’ve had your 15 minutes. … Stop forcing us to have to look at this stuff again. We’re sick of it!”
Kathleen Willey, the former volunteer aide to Bill Clinton who says she was sexually harassed by the president in the 1990s
“It's interesting that the Republican party now on its website is really resurrecting the '90s, and part of that message is keep the Clintons out of the White House again. Do you see this as a pair and not just Hillary Clinton?”
Bill Gregory questioning Mitt Romney on “Meet the Press” last Sunday
“I think Hillary Clinton, if she becomes the nominee, will have plenty to discuss about her own record. I don't imagine that Bill Clinton is going to be a big part of it. That being said, the times when he was president were by and large positive economic times for the country. On the other hand, he embarrassed the nation. He breached his responsibility I think as an adult and as a leader in his relationship. And I think that's very unfortunate, but I don't think that's Hillary Clinton's to explain. She has her own record, her own vision for where she would take the country. And I think that's something which we debated extensively during the 2016 campaign.”
Mitt Romney’s answer to Gregory
“The best thing Romney can come up with with Bill Clinton is that he embarrassed the country. And then he renders judgment that, you know, Hillary's going to be OK, says Hillary Clinton will be judged on her own record, as if Bill Clinton has done nothing in life. One indiscretion.”
MSNBC’s Ed Schultz
“Oh, that indiscretion. For a moment I thought (Ed) Schultz might have been referring to Juanita Broaddrick's allegation that Clinton raped her in 1978 while he was Arkansas attorney general. No, perhaps Schultz was alluding to Clinton's longtime affair with lounge singer and actress Gennifer Flowers, which Clinton vehemently denied while running for president in 1992, only to acknowledge as true six years later while president. Or maybe Schultz meant to invoke Paula Jones, who alleged that Clinton made a pass at her while governor of Arkansas while visiting her in a hotel room, dropping his pants and telling her to ‘kiss it’. Then again, the ‘one indiscretion’ cited by Schultz might have been Kathleen Willey's claim that then-president Clinton groped her against her will, on the same day that Willey's husband committed suicide.”
Jack Coleman, Newsbusters.org
“What this is (raising the minimum wage) is a transfer of wealth from some low-income earners to other low-income earners. Some -- of course, this is so obvious, not rocket science -- some will be better off, will make more, but others are going to lose everything. They're going to lose all of their income, and they're going to lose the first step on the ladder into employment, which is the hope for the future. So it's a high price. You can make your choice, but there isn't a free lunch. They are running ads saying give America a raise, as if it's no cost. It is a cost, and it's other low income people who will be the ones who pay it.”
“Oh, are you back on gun control again? If it weren't for the British, we wouldn't even have to have protections to carry guns. It was the British, way back when we founded America – they were running through all of our homes trying to take our stuff. So we're protected under the Constitution. So, it's not really right for a Brit to jump up and start talking to us about gun control.”
Nancy Grace in an exchange with Piers Morgan on CNN
“I apologize for using the street-fighter terminology of ‘subhuman mongrel’ instead of just using more understandable language, such as ‘violator of his oath to the Constitution,’ ‘the liar that he is.’ ”
Rock star Ted Nugent apologizing for remarks he made about President Obama
“Well then, eat me alive right now.”
Zinetula Bilyaletdinov, the 58-year-old head coach of the Russian hockey team speaking with Russian reporters after his team was ousted by Finland, 3-1. The coach responded to the question, “What future, if any, do you see for your own work and for your coaching staff? Because, you know, your predecessor was eaten alive after the Olympics.”
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
Want to see a doctor? Be prepared to wait
The FCC sticking its nose into newsrooms
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
Public sector cuts part-time shifts to bypass Obamacare.
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
US speedskating woes
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
NYC pay toilet charges $8 a day