Saturday, May 23rd, 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

Mostly False

Washington, Baghdad never settled on a residual force.

Mostly True

Valid numbers that don't say a lot


Rubio has more time in office, but Obama had more jobs

Mostly False

The study doesn't blame Medicaid as the cause

Recent stories from Joshua Gillin

Annotating Rick Scott on Medicaid expansion

Florida Gov. Rick Scott made some of his most extended comments about Medicaid expansion to reporters in Washington on May 6, 2015. PolitiFact Florida has annotated a transcript of the press conference. 

State money and Florida hospitals: Counting LIP dollars

Gov. Rick Scott told legislators that hospitals that get tax money are still in the black. We take a look at some of the numbers.

PolitiFact Florida’s Top 5 for April 2015

Claims by Jeb Bush topped the Truth-O-Meter in the past month.

As the House adjourns early over Medicaid battle, we look at claims on the Truth-O-Meter

We fact-checked claims about the budget, polls, health outcomes and jobs related to Medicaid expansion

Fact-checking claims about same-sex marriage

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments about same-sex marriage bans. PolitiFact has fact-checked multiple claims related to the topic.

Fact-checking claims about Medicaid in Florida

As the Legislature has stalled amid an impasse over Medicaid expansion, we look back at our fact-checks about the health care program for the poor.

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