Kittle is a 25-year veteran of radio, newspaper and online journalism. In July 2011, Kittle joined Watchdog.org as bureau chief for Wisconsin Reporter. He has spent much of the past three years covering the seismic political changes taking place in the Badger State. Last year, Kittle joined Watchdog’s national reporting team, covering everything from energy policy to governmental assaults on civil rights. Beyond being published in Wisconsin’s daily newspapers and in multimedia news outlets, Kittle’s work has appeared on Fox News, and in Human Events, Reason Magazine, Newsmax and Town Hall. His special investigation into a politically charged John Doe probe, “Wisconsin’s Secret War,” was the basis of a 2014 documentary on Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze. Kittle has made several appearances on Fox News, including “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren. He serves as weekly politics commentator for Lake 96.1 FM in Lake Geneva, and WRJN-AM 1400 in Racine. His resume includes multiple awards for journalism excellence from The Associated Press, Inland Press, Wisconsin Broadcast Association and other journalism associations. Contact Kittle at mkittle@watchdog.org.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel had front-row seat at John Doe raid

By   /  September 3, 2015  /  First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Cindy Archer at home

“Archer, within moments of the investigators’ entrance into the house, noticed a reporter taking notes in a notebook on the sidewalk in front of her house,” states an amended complaint

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Updated complaint shines more light on dark day in John Doe

By   /  September 2, 2015  /  First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Against a backdrop of flood lights from police tactical vehicles, protestors stand their ground in the middle of West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, refusing to leave despite police orders early Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)

Now, an amended complaint in Archer’s federal civil rights lawsuit shines more light on one of the darker days of the infamous John Doe investigation.

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IRS rakes in $114 million from sale of seized taxpayer assets

By   /  September 2, 2015  /  National, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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If there’s anything you take away from this story, make sure it is this: The Internal Revenue Service from 2011 through 2014 took in about $114 million in proceeds from the sale of seized taxpayer assets.

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Wisconsin GAB reform bill could be ready in a few weeks, sources say

By   /  September 1, 2015  /  First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Sources say there has been some activity on a bill that could reshape the state Government Accountability Board – that after bombshell revelations late last week that a top attorney from the supposedly non-partisan speech regulator behaved in a very partisan fashion.

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An open letter to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Patrick Marley

By   /  August 28, 2015  /  Commentary, First Amendment, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Photo by Twitter

What you missed in reporting on the new email was the politicization of the John Doe.

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As UAW contract ends, Wisconsin workers’ rights expand

By   /  August 28, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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A worker freedom organization is sending out a special legal notice to unionized employees of the Big Three automakers in Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan.

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