PolitiFact New Jersey editor
Caryn Shinske has covered government and politics in three states. She was a reporter and metro editor at two Central New Jersey newspapers prior to joining The Star-Ledger, and also worked at newspapers in Indiana and New York.
The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Caryn Shinske
"What do Rutgers University, Kean University, Montclair State University, New Jersey City University, Stockton College, Rowan University and William Paterson all have in common? They all graduate less than 50 percent of their students within four years."
Says Barbara Buono "voted to raise her own pay 40 percent."
Recent stories from Caryn ShinskeVoters go to the polls in New Jersey, Virginia
PolitiFact New Jersey and PolitiFact Virginia have been fact-checking the campaigns for governor. We recap some highlights of the races.Christie, Buono claims go up against Truth-O-Meter
PolitiFact New Jersey looks back at some of the 19 gubernatorial campaign claims made by Gov. Chris Christie and Barbara BuonoOn Senate election day, the Truth-O-Meter reviews Booker, Lonegan claims
From the financial fate of the national Social Security system to crime in Newark, PolitiFact New Jersey looks back at eight of the more than 20 claims made by Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan.PolitiFact New Jersey remembers solemn anniversary
The Truth-O-Meter has tested claims about population growth in lower Manhattan, congressional oversight of the Department of Homeland Security, and whether the 9/11 hijackers had New Jersey driver's licenses.Frank Lautenberg claims recalled by Truth-O-Meter
U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) went up against the Truth-O-Meter eight times on topics ranging from Amtrak funding to national healthcare and gun-control measuresGov. Chris Christie claims Scooby-Doo was his favorite show when he was 4 years old
Governor and 4-year-old boy discuss cartoons at Branchburg town hall meetingChris Christie's budget address included claims familiar to the Truth-O-Meter
Speech referenced handful of past claims, from the existence of a $13 billion deficit to where New Jersey ranks nationally in institutionalizing the mentally illFrank Lautenberg versus the Truth-O-Meter: A look back
New Jersey's senior senator announced Thursday that he would not seek re-election to a sixth term in 2014Truth-O-Meter has checked gun claims by NJ Democrats
PolitiFact New Jersey looks back at fact-checks on claims related to gun laws and violenceCory Booker files paperwork for U.S. Senate; how's he done against the Truth-O-Meter?
Cory Booker has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission that marks a first step toward his running for Frank Lautenberg's Senate seat in 2014.
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