Gail Collins's file:

Journalist from New York

Gail Collins is a columnist with the New York Times. She previously served on the New York Times editorial board and as a columnist for the New York Daily News and Newsday.

Recent statements involving Gail Collins

Louie Gohmert of Texas "compared the current general-in-charge in Egypt to George Washington."

Louie Gohmert of Texas "blamed the mass shooting at a movie theater in Colorado on ‘the ongoing attacks on Judeo-Christian beliefs.'"

Says Texas GOP platform calls for end to teaching "critical thinking" in public schools.

Says Ron Paul doesn’t believe in marriage licenses.

Mitt Romney "drove to Canada with the family dog Seamus strapped to the roof of the car."

Recent stories featuring Gail Collins

Testing Ryan and the Texas GOP:

Mitt Romney’s VP pick, Congressman Paul Ryan, gave the keynote speech at Texas’ Republican convention in June. We’ve checked two statements from the speech, and our newest fact-check concerns a "critical thinking" plank in the Texas GOP platform adopted at the convention.

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