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 election officials demean, intimidate observers, monitors claim

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Republican Party election observers monitoring in-person absentee voting at Milwaukee’s largest polling place say they are being shut out by partisan election officials.

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Mary Burke’s taxing resume problems

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  News, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

TAX GAP: Tax return documents obtained by Wisconsin Reporter indicate Burke was not listed in the state database as an income taxpayer that year, although her resume lists her working at her father's Wisconsin holding company.

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Mary Burke’s resume, much like the Democratic candidate for governor, has gone through a lot of changes – particularly over the course of her campaign.

And some new tax records obtained by Wisconsin Reporter beg more questions about Burke’s shifting employment record.

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Appeals court denies request to rehear John Doe civil rights case

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – A federal appeals court has denied a petition from Wisconsin conservatives targeted in a politically charged investigation asking the full court to rehear their case against John Doe prosecutors.

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Report: No district attorney will investigate District Attorney John Chisholm

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Of the 48 Wisconsin district attorneys asked to investigate allegations that Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm abused his power in launching a secret investigation into conservatives, not one is available to take on the job, according to a new report by Dodge County District Attorney Kurt F. Klomberg.

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Ready for Hillary? ‘Grassroots group’ spending millions building Clinton ’16 base

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  National, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Hillary cult

Even as the Badger State’s general election campaign season heads into the final stretch, a liberal Super PAC wants Wisconsin voters to start thinking about 2016.

And the $10 million question said political action committee is asking is: Are you Ready for Hillary?

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Federalism v. individual rights: A conversation with Eric O’Keefe

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

SPEECH WARRIOR: Political activist Eric O'Keefe, a states' rights advocate, is asking the federal judiciary for relief in a defining political speech case.

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – He’s one of the staunchest supporters of federalism in the United States of America.

But political activist Eric O’Keefe knows well – and from painful experience – that there are times when states overstep their rights, treading on the constitutional rights of the individual.

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