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.

Prisoners file $1 billion in fraudulent tax returns, audit finds

By   /  November 25, 2014  /  Fraud, National, News  /  No Comments

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Inmates and their accomplices filed $1 billion in fraudulent tax returns in 2012, a six-fold increase from 2007, according to a report released Tuesday by the Internal Revenue Service’s auditor.

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Agency: $443,000 on Gruber analysis of Obamacare in Wisconsin long spent

By   /  November 25, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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The “architect” of Obamacare who suggested the “stupidity of the American voter” helped pass President Obama’s signature health-care reform law hauled in $200,000 from Wisconsin taxpayers for his analysis of the potential costs and impacts of the Affordable Care Act on the Badger State, according to the state Department of Health Services.

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Liberty wins in Massachusetts ‘Nanny State’ tobacco battle

By   /  November 24, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Massachusetts, National, News  /  No Comments

Westminster liberty fight

By M.D. Kittle | Watchdog.org

Chalk one up for liberty.

Smokers and nonsmokers alike in Westminster, Mass., came together to push back a move by the town’s Board of Health to ban the sale of all tobacco and nicotine products within the city limits.

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Conservative groups see spike in participation in wake of Obama amnesty plan

By   /  November 21, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Immigration, National, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

New Obama

By M.D. Kittle | Watchdog.org

President Obama’s amnesty plan may be costly to the U.S. economy, but it’s big business for conservative grassroots groups fighting the unprecedented executive decree.

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John Doe froze conservative speech, targets say

By   /  November 21, 2014  /  Abuse of power, First Amendment, News, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Critics say Milwaukee County District Attorney’s John Chisholm’s investigation of Wisconsin conservatives was always aimed at disrupting the campaigns of Gov. Scott Walker and other state Republicans.

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All that was missing from WI senators’ sendoff were Dean Martin and Don Rickles

By   /  November 20, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Wisconsin Reporter

This week’s sendoff celebration for the left’s three most lionized state senators was just what you might expect.

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