Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
Holan

Angie Drobnic Holan

PolitiFact Editor

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.

Email: holan@politifact.com

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Angie Drobnic Holan

Mostly True

The numbers are off, but the DEA agrees

False

Flooded with inaccuracies

Half-True

Correlation does not equal causation

Mostly False

The percentage has dropped precipitously since 2009

 National Republican Congressional Committee
National Republican Congressional Committee

Says "John Barrow voted with Obama 85 percent of the time."

— PolitiFact National

Half-True

That was then; this is now

 National Republican Congressional Committee
National Republican Congressional Committee

Says "Nick Rahall voted with Obama 94 percent of the time."

— PolitiFact National

Mostly False

No such tax breaks exist

Mostly True

Obama publicly wanted the full withrawal

Mostly True

Scott doesn't wants feds saying what should be covered

Mostly True

In part to catch up after Crist's rate freeze

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