Monday, August 31st, 2015

Joshua Gillin

Staff Writer, Tampa Bay Times

Joshua Gillin is a staff writer for PolitiFact Florida and the Tampa Bay Times. He previously was a reporter, editor and blogger for tbt*, the daily tabloid edition of the Times, and has written about media news for The Poynter Institute. A Nebraska native, he has a degree in journalism from his home state university and is a diehard Cornhusker. He has worked in many writing and editing capacities in news, sports and features at the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Savannah (Ga.) Morning News and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.


The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Joshua Gillin

Recent stories from Joshua Gillin

10 misleading statements about immigration

PolitiFact writers have identified several immigration claims floated by presidential aspirants that lacked full factual footing.   Amy Sherman of PolitiFact Florida breaks it down.   Meanwhile in Texas... HALF TRUE: Ted Cruz's claim the Obama administration released 104,000 "criminal illegal aliens," including 196 murderers.

10 wrong statements about immigration

We have fact-checked misleading claims about anchor babies, deportations, sanctuary cities and the candidates' proposals.   • Bernie Sanders: socialist or democratic socialist? • 10 years after Katrina, a look at President Obama's campaign promises • The week in fact-checks (video)

10 fact-checks about immigration in the presidential race

We have fact-checked misleading claims about anchor babies, deportations, sanctuary cities and the candidates' proposals.  

PunditFact fact-checks the Aug. 23 shows

Debate about birthright citizenship, which some Republican presidential candidates have pledged to end, occupied a lot of airspace on the Sunday shows.

Fact-checking the Aug. 23 Sunday shows

Republican presidential candidates and their surrogates explain why they support an end to birthright citizenship and stepped-up border resources.

Checking in on Jebio

Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush have been saying plenty of things on the campaign trail. The Truth-O-Meter has been keeping up with them.

Jeb Bush selectively recounts details of Iraq and ISIS

The former Florida governor tries to blame Democrats and leaves out his brother’s involvement while discussing foreign policy.

Eight things to know per Planned Parenthood videos

Stealth videos released by an anti-abortion group led us to wonder about the murky guidelines for using fetal tissue for research purposes. MOSTLY FALSE: John Cornyn tweet about Planned Parenthood and violation of Hyde amendment.   EIGHT THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE PLANNED PARENTHOOD VIDEOS, AHEAD.

For the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, a look back at our fact-checks

We review claims we’ve checked about voter purges, election laws and racial issues at the ballot box.  

PolitiFact: Live fact-checking the Cleveland GOP debate

See the recap of our live blog.