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

Pants on Fire!

This one was wrong after the election, too.

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Trump sold shares in pipeline's parent last year.

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A bill in Washington state, not a national law

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Spanish version of White House website goes missing.

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Recent stories from Joshua Gillin

Did Elizabeth Warren break the rules? Plus 5 other questions about Rule 19

Before the silencing of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass, few people outside the Senate had ever heard of Rule 19. -- the provision that Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell used to stop Warren from speaking on the Senate floor. Did Elizabeth Warren break the rules? McConnell said she did. Some of this is a matter of interpretation, but if Warren did break the rules, her penalty is clearly an instance of selective enforcement. We’ll explain.

Here's what Donald Trump did his first week as president of the United States

Donald Trump was sworn as 45th president of the United States Jan. 20, 2017. Here's a recap of his presidential actions during his first week in office.

Fact-checking fake news reveals how hard it is to kill pervasive ‘nasty weed’ online

Here are some lessons we've learned after several weeks of working with Facebook to help boot fabrications from feeds.

Fact-checking what Donald Trump got wrong in his ABC News interview

In his first major TV interview since he took the oath of office, President Donald Trump repeated a litany of false, misleading or downright illogical claims.

Fact-checking Donald Trump's inaugural address

President Donald Trump delivered a 16-minute inaugural address that emphasized his populist campaign themes, promising to drain the Washington swamp and revitalize manufacturing and the middle class.

Inaugural crowd sizes ranked

Donald Trump predicted big crowds. But how did Friday's inaugural compare to version's past?

Fact-checking Donald Trump's first press conference as president-elect

Donald Trump held his first press conference in 168 days at Trump Tower in New York City on Jan. 11, 2017.

The Jeff Sessions confirmation hearings, Day 1

The rundown on the first day of Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing

Hate crimes, civil rights become law enforcement focus during Obama years

New legislation and agency procedures addressed a spate of incidents.

Congress blocked Obama's call for new gun laws after mass shootings

Lawmakers don't take action after spate of killings, so the president issues multiple executive actions on guns.