Tuesday, October 21st, 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

Half-True

If bill would have changed nothing why veto it?

False

Claim is far from rock solid

False

No votes in the Senate during his term

False

Unintended consequences muddy a clear "repeal" rallying cry

Mostly False

The evidence doesn't add up to 3,000

Half-True

Studies vary widely on the number and experts say it is hard to pinpoint

Half-True

There are escape clauses, but don't bet on it

Recent stories from Angie Drobnic Holan

After Fangate: Previewing the next Florida governor's debate

We look at some of the lines you might hear tonight on CNN during the third Florida governor's debate.    • PunditFact: Fact-checking Ebola comments from the Sunday talk shows • PolitiFact Wisconsin: Fact-checking Friday's governor's debate • PolitiFact Florida: Did the rules of the second debate say there would be no fan?

Previewing the third Florida governor’s debate

With Fangate behind us, we look at some of the lines you might hear Tuesday night on CNN during the third Florida governor's debate.    • Previous coverage: Did the rules of the debate say there would be no fan?

Ebola vaccine research and NIH funding cuts: reviewing the numbers

Ebola research is heavily dependent on NIH funding -- but is it so dependent that the organization’s budget cuts have put vaccine development on the back burner?   • PolitiFact Wisconsin: Previewing the second governor's debate • PolitiFact Florida: Did the rules of the debate say there would be no fan? • PunditFact: Top 5 falsehoods about Ebola

Did the rules of the debate say there would be no fan?

We take apart Fangate to see exactly what the rules said and how the Crist and Scott campaigns responded. 

Fact-checking the second Florida governor's debate

Charlie Crist and Rick Scott debated for the second time on Wednesday night, after controversy over a cooling fan. We checked the facts. 

5 falsehoods about Ebola

There's a lot of fear-mongering out there about Ebola. Here are 5 fact-checks to correct the misinformation. • PolitiFact Florida: Did the rules of the debate say there would be no fan? • PolitiFact Wisconsin: In Context: Gwen Moore on Ebola and a travel ban • PolitiFact Florida: Fact-checking the second governor's debate

Top 5 falsehoods about Ebola

Rhetoric is heating up over Ebola. See our top 5 falsehoods. • Fact-checking Fox, MSNBC and CNN: PunditFact's network scorecards • Fact-checking the Oct. 12 news shows

PolitiFact Florida previews the Florida governor's debate

Rick Scott and Charlie Crist are starting to repeat their talking points; here's your fact-checking guide to their favorite lines. The two debate again Wednesday night at 7 p.m. ET.   • PunditFact: A Pants on Fire for Donald Trump • PolitiFact Virginia: Solving the mystery of the no-tax pledge • ISIS fighters caught at the U.S.-Mexico border? Pants on Fire

Previewing the second Florida governor's debate

The candidates are starting to repeat themselves, using their favorite talking points over and over. Here's your fact-checking guide to their favorite lines.

Previewing the Arkansas U.S. Senate debate

We look back at claims we've checked from both Tom Cotton and Mark Pryor.   • PunditFact: Fact-checking the Oct. 12 news shows • PolitiFact Wisconsin: Burke, Walker wield truth as tool in first debate • PolitiFact Florida: Fact-checking the Florida governor's debate on Telemundo