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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.

Week-ends (08/01/15)


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...


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Jennifer Beals


“I actually think I'm a pretty good president. I think if I ran, I could win. But I can't.”
President Barack Obama, explaining two-term constitutional limits on the U.S. presidency, in an address to African leaders

“Believe me. I will beat Hillary.”
Real estate mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump

“I don’t care if he says the wrong thing. He says what's on his mind. He gives honest answers rather than prepared answers. This is more important than anything any candidate has done in years.”
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, on Donald Trump

“No, I don’t think so. … My job is not to call balls and strikes, but to treat everyone respectfully and fairly. But certainly I think our candidates should pledge not to run as a third party candidate. I don’t see that happening. I think everyone understands that, if Hillary Clinton’s going to get beat, she’s going to get beat by a Republican. And most people that run for president run to win. And if our candidates want to win, then they’ll have to run as a Republican. But, I don’t fear that. I think you’ve even seen Donald Trump walk that back over the last few days as well.”
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus responding to a question of whether he fears Donald Trump running as an Independent and has to “tiptoe” around Trump to make sure he doesn’t run as a third party candidate

"This secretary of state, Kerry, negotiated with them for a year-and-a-half and accomplished nothing. He ought to give us back for all the trips he made. He cost us millions of dollars in airplane fares and he came back with nothing except a bad foot.

"The real agreement he made, I’m sure he (Obama) said to them, 'Listen, could you keep the bomb quiet for a year and a half. Because if you don’t bomb us for a year and a half, I’ll be the big winner. Everyone will see I made a fantastic agreement. If you bomb us after I leave I could always say it’s the other guy’s fault. Because if it’s not for him, this never would have happened.

"First Obama said we can inspect them any time, any place, whenever we please. Now it turns out ‘whenever we please’ except when they don’t allow it.  If they don’t want it it’s up to them. So then we have to wait 28 days to inspect, as if to say for the 28 days we can trust them completely, because they’ll do nothing. They’ll just hold the bomb in front of us waiting for us to come so they can show it to us. That’s how stupid this negotiation is to us.

"Do you know that in the restaurants of New York, they have an inspection system. You can surprise any restaurant without notice that you can walk in and inspect them… So we are protected in this city from a bad tuna fish.  We’re not protected from a bomb but we’re protected from a bad quality of a tuna fish.”
Legendary Jewish comic Jackie Mason criticizing the nuclear deal signed between world powers and Iran

If, as has been reported, this dentist and his guides lured Cecil out of the park with food so as to shoot him on private property, because shooting him in the park would have been illegal, he needs to be extradited, charged, and, preferably, hanged.”
Ingrid Newkirk, president of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

“Look at all this outrage over a dead lion, but where is all the outrage over the planned parenthood dead babies.”
Tweet from GOP presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida

Banning transgender students from bathrooms that do not align with their sex at birth “reinforce[s] cruel policies that deny dignity to some of the most vulnerable students and subject them to more bullying and stigmatization. Access to public restrooms has been a divisive issue in past civil rights struggles. African-Americans challenged Jim Crow laws that barred them from so-called white restrooms.  When advocates for Americans with disabilities began getting traction in their quest for equal access to public accommodations, many questioned the cost and burden of building special restroom facilities. It may seem inconceivable today that people on the forefront of those struggles were dismissed, mocked and shunned for years. Yet each was a hard-fought victory.”
The NY Times editorial board

“The liberal paper dismissed concerns about transgenders using bathrooms that do not align with their sex as ‘alarmist.’ The editorial seemed to reject worries about sexual assault that could arise as a result of more liberal restroom policies. It’s extreme to compare laws that an individual should use the bathroom of the sex he or she was born with – and still is – to the denial of public accommodations to African-Americans.”
Connor Williams, NewsBusters

“It’s not how you want to play the game.”
Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister, after the ballclub was walloped by the Yankees, 21-5

What you have there is basically raw sewage.”
Marine biologist John Griffith, on test results on water from Olympic venues where athletes will compete in the 2016 Rio Games


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Goodnight everyone, and have a weekend with the only one your arms will hold

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