Monday, August 31st, 2015

Amy Hollyfield

Deputy Managing Editor/Politics & Business, Tampa Bay Times

Amy Hollyfield is the Deputy Managing Editor/Politics & Business for the Tampa Bay Times, overseeing state and national political coverage, including bureaus in Tallahassee and Washington, and PolitiFact, PunditFact and PolitiFact Florida. PolitiFact was awarded the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. In addition, Amy oversees business news, Perspective and Floridian magazine. Amy has worked at the Times for more than 15 years, after previous stints at the Miami Herald and Florida Today.


The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Amy Hollyfield

Pants on Fire!

It's just a banner used in folk-dancing

Mostly True

Study examines players from 1959 to 1988

Pants on Fire!

Nope, at least four of every five Americans did

Recent stories from Amy Hollyfield

PunditFact fact-checks the Aug. 9 Sunday shows

A Democratic pundit says Trump's spree of controversial comments isn't helping the GOP with women, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich tries to cut through the Trump-talk to discusss his own government experience.   • Fact-checking Ferguson, one year later • 17 candidates, 2 debates, 1 Donald Trump and plenty to fact-check

Fact-checking the GOP's relationship with women

Donald Trump's comments on women and Megyn Kelly dominate the political discussion, though Ohio Gov. John Kasich tries to remind viewers about his own experience in government.

PunditFact: Fact-checking the July 19 Sunday shows

Donald Trump tried to explain his comments about Sen. John McCain, while Republicans criticized the proposed nuclear deal with Iran.

Trump defends 'hero' comments Sunday on ABC

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump would not apologize Sunday for claiming Sen. John McCain wasn't a war hero.

PunditFact: When did Hillary Clinton wipe her email server clean?

A CNN correspondent says the Clinton campaign hasn't provided a clear answer.   • Scott Walker on the Truth-O-Meter

When did Hillary Clinton wipe clean her private email server?

A CNN correspondent says the Clinton campaign hasn't provided a clear answer to a seemingly simple question.

1,300 fact-checks on health care

PolitiFact has been fact-checking health care since 2007, from ideas on the campaign trail, to the drafting of legislation in 2009, to the 2010 implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the ensuing legal fights.

Fact-checking Donald Trump

Donald Trump announced he was running for president in a lengthy speech that included several inaccurate statements. New! PolitiFact Sheet: King vs. Burwell

PunditFact fact-checks the June 7 news shows

Lincoln Chafee wants to bring the metric system to the United States. On Sunday, he suggested that Ronald Reagan wanted the same thing.

Fact-checking the June 7 Sunday shows

Lincoln Chafee wants the metric system. Did Ronald Reagan?