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.   

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Tom Kertscher

Mostly False

$1 million-plus to a pro-Walker PAC; 'Ukrainian' and 'pro-Putin' not so much

Half-True

Subsidies help, coverage better

False

Settled science says it's 4.5 billion years old

Recent stories from Tom Kertscher

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Examining Mike Pence's pledge in Milwaukee that GOP's Obamacare replacement will provide care with 'no exceptions.'

Ahead of Donald Trump's Wisconsin visit, a look at the James Comey controversy

Three fact-checking takeaways from Comey's testimony and reaction to it.

Our May High Five: From Pants on Fire to True

Our most-clicked fact checks in May 2017 spanned the Truth-O-Meter.

Did Sheriff David Clarke commit plagiarism?

CNN says plagiarism; Clarke says 'formatting error.'   Related: Clarke's Truth-O-Meter file

Sheriff David Clarke's Truth-O-Meter file

Conservative who drew national following is moving to Trump administration. 

High Five: Attacks on Syria, Black Lives Matter

Our most-clicked items in April 2017 included Donald Trump's attacks on Syria and David Clarke's attacks on Black Lives Matter.

Ahead of Donald Trump's Wisconsin visit, his record as president on the meter

Most of the statements Donald Trump has made as president that have been checked by PolitiFact have received ratings toward the bottom of the Truth-O-Meter. 

High Five: Trumpcare vs Obamacare

Intense coverage of the Republicans' attempt to replace Obamacare led to clicks on fact checks we did on both plans.

Fact-checking fake news on International Fact-checking Day

Sunday, April 2, is International Fact-checking Day. To mark the day, PolitiFact conducted a "fact-check-a-thon" on fake news.

Ahead of crucial House vote, fact checking the GOP's Obamacare replacement

Does it benefit the rich, lower premiums?