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Fact-checking the high-speed rail debate

The fight over high-speed rail is rolling into its third week, and claims from both sides of the debate seem only to be intensifying. PolitiFact Florida offers a guide to several of the most-repeated claims.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 at 02:06 p.m.

Mail call: Readers criticize Scott and PolitiFact coverage on high-speed rail

The big news in Florida is Gov. Rick Scott's decision to reject $2.4 billion in federal funding for a high-speed rail line linking Tampa and Orlando. Readers weighed in on both the governor's decision and the fact-checks we did here at PolitiFact Florida.  

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Friday, February 18th, 2011 at 03:37 p.m.

PolitiFact Florida's Top 10 items of 2010

PolitiFact Florida couldn't have asked for a better first year than 2010 -- an amazing election cycle with plenty of interesting facts to check. Which items did you like most in 2010? We unveil the readers' Top 10 Truth-O-Meter items of the year.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Monday, December 27th, 2010 at 04:16 p.m.

If you can stand the heat, we've got Pants on Fire for you!

When we sweep all the Pants on Fire rulings from this campaign into one pile, we've got quite a bonfire. Read on to see what we said – if you can stand the heat…

By John Bartosek, Becky Bowers, Louis Jacobson, Aaron Sharockman, Amy Sherman :: Published on Thursday, October 28th, 2010 at 12:26 p.m.

Four weeks to go: Heading down the home stretch

Four weeks to go, and the month opened with a flood of Falses. From Bible verses to solar panels, lost jobs to lost Medicare benefits, all False – or worse.

By John Bartosek :: Published on Monday, October 4th, 2010 at 10:20 a.m.

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