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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 latest Truth-O-Meter items from Angie Drobnic Holan

Says Rick Scott cut "Bright Futures scholarships in half."

A tax plan promoted by North Carolina Senate candidate Thom Tillis will "overwhelmingly benefit the wealthy."

"With Rick Scott, there are more funds for preschool education."

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit compared the health care law to buying a pepperoni and ham pizza from Domino's or Pizza Hut.

"There were 36 states where Republicans who were in charge refused to implement a state (health insurance) exchange."

When the New Hampshire Legislature raised the gasoline tax, gas prices in the state were "skyrocketing."

Says a new report shows the "devastating tax hikes (in the health care law) will have on middle-class Kentuckians."

Under Gov. Tom Corbett, "Pennsylvania ranks 49th in job creation."

Florida has the "third most-regressive tax" structure.

Says Rick Scott’s per-pupil education spending is "about $200 less" than what it was under Charlie Crist during the recession.

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Fact-checking Debbie Wasserman Schultz on health care court rulings

We fact-checked two claims by the Florida congresswoman related to court rulings about the Affordable Care Act.

Fact-checking DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz claims on health care

Democratic National Committe Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz made a stop at a Las Vegas news station to discuss two new rulings on the Affordable Care Act. We took a look at some of her statements.

Fact-checking claims about MH 17, Russia and Ukraine

The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine has brought the world’s attention back to events there, months after Ukraine formed a new government over concerns about the country's increasing ties to Russia.

 

Fact-checking claims about Russia, Ukraine and MH 17

We've fact-checked three recent statements about Ukraine, Russia and the crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17.

Fact-checking Georgia's U.S. Senate primary

It's been a bruising battle between veteran Savannah Congressman Jack Kingston and millionaire businessman David Perdue. PolitiFact Georgia has been fact-checking the contest for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. 

Rick Perry, Rand Paul and American interventionism

Are Rick Perry, Rand Paul and Barack Obama on the same page on Iraq?

Did Hillary Clinton ask to be 'relieved' from representing an accused rapist in 1970s?

In audio recordings from the 1980s, Hillary Clinton said she took on a 1975 rape case as a "favor." Does that contradict her latest comments on the case that she "asked to be relieved of that responsibility"? We reviewed the history in search of an answer.

Are Rick Perry, Rand Paul and Barack Obama on the same page on Iraq?

Perry and Paul have opposing views on whether America should intervene in other countries' conflicts, but their solutions for Iraq have similarities with each other -- and with President Barack Obama.

Scott, Crist TV ads contradict on tax claims

We sort out opposing claims from political ads about whether Charlie Crist cut taxes or raised taxes.

Fact-checking claims on immigration

The surge of unaccompanied children at the U.S. border, primarily coming from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, has the politicians and pundits talking. We're checking the facts.

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