Holan

Angie Drobnic Holan is the editor of PolitiFact. She previously was deputy editor, and before that a reporter for PolitiFact, helping launch the site in 2007. She was a member of the PolitiFact team that won the Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the 2008 election. She has been with the Tampa Bay Times since 2005 and previously worked at newspapers in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana and New Mexico.

She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and a master’s of library science from the University of South Florida. Her undergraduate degree is from the Plan II liberal arts program at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a native of Louisiana and attended the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts.

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The big picture: The North Korea situation as Trump heads to the UN

President Donald Trump's administration has strongly condemned North Korea, calling it a global threat and affirming that a military option is not off the table. Ahead of Trump’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly, here’s what you need to know about how the United States has dealt with North Korea in the past and how the Trump administration plans to forge ahead.  

How the U.S. funds disaster recovery

As vast swaths of the country reel from the one-two punch of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the focus now is on efforts to help affected states and communities recover from the devastation.

How much do we know about climate change and hurricanes?

Bill Maher and conservative political commentator S.E. Cupp clashed over the certainty in the scientific community about the relationship between climate change and hurricanes as Irma wreaked havoc in the Caribbean and later in Florida.

In context: What Rush Limbaugh said about Hurricane Irma before evacuation

Florida-based radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh angered many as Hurricane Irma approached by suggesting the media was trying to scare people in order to hype a climate change agenda and to spur bottled water sales. Days later, Limbaugh himself evacuated.

Mailbag: 'You look ridiculous'

Once again, President Donald Trump has been the dominant topic in reader emails to PolitiFact, though we’ve found that Hillary Clinton remains on the minds of some readers as well. Here’s a sampling of reader emails over the past few weeks, edited for space and clarity.

What did Donald Trump mean in his tweet about DACA recipients?

Just a few days after President Donald Trump’s administration announced the end to a program shielding hundreds of thousands of immigrants from deportation, in a tweet Trump said they shouldn’t worry.  Some Twitter users were quick to fault Trump’s words as misleading, because some DACA recipients would need to renew their applications within a month to remain protected. Others read it as a promise that the administration wouldn’t move against DACA recipients for six months.

How do standards measure up at immigration detention centers? A special report

President Donald Trump plans to expand the number of faciliites detaining immigrants waiting for deportation or a resolution of their case.  John Kelly, who has Homeland Security secretary before becoming chief of staff, said standards may need to be lowered in order to contract with more local jails. But immigrant advocates say neglect and abuse already exists at detention facilities and that lowering standards may invite further violations of detention standards.

Fact-checking Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the DACA immigration program

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end to a program that protected some 800,000 immigrants from deportation, claiming it was created by Obama’s administration as an overreach of executive power and that it circumvented the Constitution.

What do we know about the relationship between climate change and Hurricane Harvey?

Hurricane Harvey has dumped more water on the United States than any other weather event in history, and its costs are expected to be huge. The unprecedented storm has inevitably posed the question: What impact has climate change had on producing Hurricane Harvey? We took a look at what scientists had to say.

Trump opens new chapter in America’s longest war

In his first major policy address, Donald Trump declared he would dramatically alter American strategy in Afghanistan, marking a new chapter in the longest war in U.S. history.