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Sharockman

Aaron Sharockman

PunditFact Editor

Aaron Sharockman is editor of PunditFact, a website dedicated to checking claims by pundits, columnists, bloggers and the hosts and guests of talk shows. Prior to that, he served as Deputy Government & Politics editor for the Tampa Bay Times and an editor and writer for PolitiFact. He has been a government and politics writer with the Times since 2003. Sharockman is a graduate of Indiana University.

Email: asharockman@tampabay.com

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Aaron Sharockman

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Delaware and Michigan also scored a AAA rating

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Gates point was that low rates don't mean an economic boom

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A lot has changed since 1934

Recent stories from Aaron Sharockman

Revisiting the Legislature’s budget showdown

The Senate and House disagree over what to do about hospital funding and Medicaid expansion, two subjects that are linked no matter how lawmakers or Gov. Rick Scott try to separate them.

The facts about FIFA

The U.S. Justice Department and FBI stunned the sports world Wednesday by arresting top officials at FIFA, world soccer’s powerful governing body, on charges of corruption and bribery connected to World Cup bids and marketing deals.

Fact-checking claims about pay gaps in Clinton's Senate office, Obama's White House

Hillary Clinton touts herself as a champion for women and equal pay, but Republican commentators are challenging that narrative by pointing to the payroll of her U.S. Senate staff.

PunditFact fact-checks the May 17 news shows

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates discussed the state of the American economy Sunday, arguing that business leaders don’t need lower tax rates in the way Republicans have claimed.  

Fact-checking the May 17 news shows

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates discussed the state of the American economy Sunday, arguing that business leaders don’t need lower tax rates in the way Republicans have claimed.

PunditFact looks at Fox News, Barack Obama and their ‘lazy’ back-and-forth

Fox Business News Stuart Varney challenged President Barack Obama's claim that Fox has depicted people on food stamps as lazy.

Fox News, Barack Obama and their ‘lazy’ back-and-forth

Fox Business News Stuart Varney challenged President Barack Obama's claim that Fox has depicted people on food stamps as lazy.

Fact-checking the May 10 Sunday shows

A trio of Republican presidential hopefuls officially entered the 2016 race last week, which meant a requisite trip to the Sunday news shows.

PunditFact previews the May 10 news shows

Every Friday, PunditFact gives you the first look at guests on the Sunday news shows. On Sunday, we see if what they said is true. You can read how they fared here or weekly in the Daily Beast.

Did the Clinton Foundation keep its promises? A PolitiFact scorecard

The Clinton Foundation signed an agreement in 2008 to avoid conflicts of interest while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state. Our scorecard tracks whether the foundation lived up to its end of the deal.