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Assistant Managing Editor/Politics, Tampa Bay Times

Amy Hollyfield is the Assistant Managing Editor/Politics 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. Amy has worked at the Times for more than 15 years, after previous stints at the Miami Herald and Florida Today.

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The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Amy Hollyfield

Says former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said that "if the workers are more insecure, that's very healthy for the society" because "they'll serve the masters gladly and passively."

Amid the "crisis at our southern border," there are "reports of illegal migrants carrying deadly diseases such as … Ebola virus."

"Some of the wealthiest Americans are African-American now."

"The U.S. spends more money on its military than the 16 biggest military budgets in the world" combined.

Says Michelle Obama waved "red communist flags" on her trip to China.

NFL "players are living, on average, longer than the average male."

"I played in a game here against the Pittsburgh Steelers where there was 23 inches of snow. … We played in at least 15 inches of that."

"The majority of teams (are) now spending their dollars on the offensive side of the football."

"Forty years ago, hardly anybody in the country had health insurance."

During the lead-up to the American Revolutionary War, "some guy in Boston got his head blown off because he tried to secretly raise the tax on tea."

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PunditFact fact-checks the July 20 news shows

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appeared on all five major Sunday news shows, making the case that Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists were responsible for the shoot down of Malaysia Airlines flight 17. We fact-checked two of Kerry’s claims.

 

Fact-checking the July 20 news shows

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appeared on all five major Sunday news shows, making the case that Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists were responsible for the shoot down of Malaysia Airlines flight 17. We fact-checked two of Kerry’s claims.

 

Q&A about our new network scorecards

Since we launched our network scorecards, you’ve asked plenty of questions. We thought we’d share some of the most common -- along with our answers.

 

Fact-checking the June 15 news shows

We looked at comments about Eric Cantor's position on immigration and Hillary Clinton's poll numbers. 

PunditFact fact-checks the June 15 news shows

We looked at comments about Eric Cantor's history on immigration and Hillary Clinton's poll numbers. 

Obama: 'You can fact-check that, PolitiFact'

President Barack Obama asked us to fact-check him at a White House appearance with the WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx today. So we did.

Will the U.S. have to close Guantanamo once the Afghanistan War is over?

There's good reason to believe that Guantanamo will remain open past the end of hostilities in Afghanistan. But beyond that, much about international law's impact on the prison camp is murky.

Fact-checking Benghazi: The rhetoric hasn't matched up with reality

We've fact-checked recent claims about whether congressional budget cuts are to blame for a lack of security in Benghazi (not really) and whether the United States was "the last flag flying" in Benghazi (wrong). Previous fact-checks looked at whether the White House could have acted and didn't,whether Susan Rice suggested terrorism on the Sunday shows, if the media ignored Benghazi, and more.

PunditFact fact-checks the April 13 news shows

Laura Ingraham and James Carville went at it over the Affordable Care Act on ABC's "This Week."

Fact-checking the April 13 news shows

Laura Ingraham and James Carville debated the Affordable Care Act on ABC's "This Week."

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