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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

A rug art project, yes, but no proof of praying

Mostly False

Islamic State doesn't control Libya's second-largest city

Half-True

It's a problem that's not easy to quantify

Mostly True

U.S. is tops in generation, but not capacity

Barack Obama
Barack Obama

"America is No. 1 in wind power."

— PolitiFact National

Mostly True

The numbers add up in a still-troubled market

Mostly True

He left out biofuels

Barack Obama
Barack Obama

"We’ve doubled the production of clean energy."

— PolitiFact National

Mostly False

Campaign listed donations from a Koch corporation

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Barack Obama's 2015 State of the Union address: annotated

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Joni Ernst's 2015 State of the Union rebuttal: annotated

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The Florida senator -- and potential 2016er -- has a new book out. We fact-checked three statements from it about welfare, education and government regulation.

Fact-checking U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio's book 'American Dreams'

The senator from Florida (and a potential 2016er) has a new book out. We fact-checked three statements from it about welfare, education and government regulation.   Help fund PolitiFact’s Kickstarter to live fact-check the 2015 State of the Union and GOP response. 

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PolitiFact Florida's top 10 fact-checks for 2014

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