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Amy Sherman

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Amy Sherman is a reporter for the Miami Herald.

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The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Amy Sherman

The U.S. Justice Department has "taken on more than 100 voting rights cases since 2009."

"Hollywood is #1 in Broward homicides in 2013. Thanks Chief Fernandez!"

"My state of Florida is now the third-largest state. We have surpassed New York in population."

"In 2006, Charlie Crist opposed in-state tuition for illegal immigrants."

Says Charlie Crist supports "cuts to the Medicare Advantage program."

Charlie Crist "raised taxes in 2009 and won't rule out raising taxes again."

"Rick Scott wants to take us back to the days of insurance companies denying coverage for pre-existing conditions."

"Since December 2010 Florida has created 540,000 new jobs."

Says Rick Scott presided over cuts to the Bright Futures college scholarship program.

"We have been teaching these (Common Core) standards in Florida schools since 2010."

Recent stories from Amy Sherman
Top 5 fact-checks for March

PolitiFact Florida looked at Rick Scott’s State of the State address, medical marijuana, state funding for the environment, the Common Core educational standards and Medicare.

Jeb Bush, 2016 contender?

Whether he runs for president or not, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush can be counted on for making interesting statements. We fact-checked his recent comments in Broward County on the Keystone XL Pipeline and state revenue.

Rick Scott ad attacks Charlie Crist on Obamacare

Let’s Get to Work’s TV ad says health law has led to 300,000 canceled plans and will drive 2.5 million Americans out of work. Those claims are exaggerated.

Fact-checking claims about the millennial generation

Millenials are now aged 18 to 33, and they can vote. Recent fact-checks show not every claim about them is accurate, though.

Fact-checking the candidates in the U.S. House special election to replace Bill Young

The race to fill the late U.S. Rep Bill Young's open House seat has become a national campaign, thanks to outside money from both parties and special interest groups. We go over the biggest claims concerning the candidates and suss out how accurately issues have been presented in the special election. Voters weigh in during a special election on Tuesday.

Fact-checking Florida's special election for the U.S. House

The race to fill the late U.S. Rep Bill Young's open House seat in Florida has become a national campaign, thanks to outside money from both parties and special interest groups. We go over the biggest claims concerning the candidates and suss out how accurately issues have been presented in the special election. Voters weigh in during a special election on Tuesday.

Fact-checks of Gov. Rick Scott cross the 100 mark

Since he launched his campaign for Florida Governor in 2010, we've fact-checked more than 100 of Rick Scott's statemens, on things like education, jobs, Obamacare and .... doughnuts

We put Rick Scott's 2014 State of the State address to the Truth-O-Meter

The governor talked about tax cuts, jobs and education in his fourth session-opening speech. PolitiFact Florida went over some of his statements to see whether what he said was telling the whole story.

Florida’s race for governor has dueling attacks on Medicare cuts and Medicare fraud

Gov. Rick Scott’s attack ad about Medicare prompted a counterattack by the Florida Democratic Party about Scott’s past.

Attack ad on Obamacare revives talking points old and new

An ad from the National Republican Congressional Committee attacks Alex Sink, a Democrat running for Congress in Florida, for supporting the health care law. We put its claims to our Truth-O-Meter. 

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