Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
Gillin

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.

Email: jgillin@tampabay.com

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Joshua Gillin

Mostly False

Really because it was a pawn shop, not a gun shop

Half-True

Some studies say yes, others not so much

Mostly True

State law allows Bush to do that

Recent stories from Joshua Gillin

Marco Rubio's views on gay marriage and the Constitution

A Christian Coalition survey suggested Rubio supported an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, but there's no other mention of that position, which his campaign denies. We review Rubio's comments over the years.   • PunditFact previews the Sunday shows • ​PolitiFact wants your feedback • ​More stories

Marco Rubio and a gay marriage constitutional amendment: what we know

MSNBC points to a Christian Coalition survey as evidence the senator supports a federal law, but there's no other mention of that position, which his campaign denies.

Rubio's bad analogy: Borrowing 'like it's 1999'

"So our leaders put us at a disadvantage by taxing and borrowing and regulating like it’s 1999," said Sen. Marco Rubio as he announced his candidacy for president. Actually, 1999 was not a bad year for balancing the budget. 

Marco Rubio on the Truth-O-Meter

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., intends to run for president in 2016. We look back at his statements about immigration, climate change, Obamacare and other topics.   • PunditFact fact-checks the April 12 Sunday shows • Hillary Clinton's record on the Truth-O-Meter

Fact-checking Sen. Marco Rubio

Rubio announced that he will run for president in 2016. We look back at his statements about immigration, climate change, Obamacare and other topics.

PolitiFact Florida’s Top 5 for March

Claims from Jeb Bush, SeaWorld and a gun rights advocacy group topped were among our most popular last month.

Fact-checking Florida’s Legislature at the halfway point

We have fact-checked claims about school tests, Medicaid expansion, online voter registration and a statistical claim about attacks by alligators vs. gun permit holders.

Fact-checking Rick Scott on the environment and sea-level rise

As Gov. Rick Scott denies news reports that say his administration tried to ban the use of term "climate change," we look back at our fact-checks about the governor and the environment.

PolitiFact Florida’s 5 top fact-checks in February

Claims by Alcee Hastings, Marco Rubio were among our most popular.   Rick Scott's 2015 State of the State speech annotated

Rick Scott's 2015 State of the State speech annotated

PolitiFact Florida is annotating Gov. Rick Scott's 2015 State of the State speech. Watch live.