Tom Kertscher

Watchdog reporter

Tom Kertscher worked for newspapers in Oklahoma, Illinois and California before joining the Journal Sentinel in 1998. At the Journal Sentinel, he has covered a variety of local government and courts beats. A Cedarburg native, he has a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master's degree from Ohio State University.   

Email: tkertscher@journalsentinel.com

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Recent stories from Tom Kertscher

Donald Trump repeats his Mostly False claim about Hillary Clinton, Russia and uranium

At his press conference, the president repeated an attack he made while campaigning in Wisconsin.

Is Donald Trump's executive order a 'Muslim ban'?

Examining the label given to the president's order temporarily restricting people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.

The year in fact checking, 2016

True enough: In a year in which lie telling reached new proportions, four of our 10 most-clicked items got a rating of True.

Donald Trump and the Truth-O-Meter

Ahead of his first Wisconsin visit as president-elect, a look at Trump fact checks since Election Day.

High Five: Reince Priebus, Amy Schumer, Jill Stein among most clicked

'Electoral landslide,' public shaming and 'outlawed' voting machines drew notice.

Our file on Reince Priebus, Donald Trump's choice for chief

Sharp attacks on Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.

Last call: A final fact-check wrap-up

Some of the latest claims by Russ Feingold, Ron Johnson, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

20 attacks in the Ron Johnson-Russ Feingold U.S. Senate race, rated

Cordiality has been in relatively short supply in this election rematch.

In Context: Russ Feingold saying Hillary Clinton is trustworthy

Here's what Feingold was asked and how he responded when he made the remark that has been criticized by his U.S. Senate opponent, Republican incumbent Ron Johnson.

Donald Trump dice que Hillary Clinton “entregó” quinta parte del uranio de EEUU a Rusia

En un acto de campaña en Waukesha, Wisconsin, Donald Trump realizó una serie de ataques contra Hillary Clinton como Secretaria de Estado, incluyendo uno que involucra a Rusia.