Monday, July 6th, 2015

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.


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

Mostly True

The national average was even higher

Mostly False

The unborn don't have rights under state law

Mostly True

The quote came from his first gubernatorial campaign

Mostly True

Desegregation efforts have regressed

Mostly True

Survey data points that way

Cornell William Brooks
Cornell William Brooks

"We have at least 200,000 to 300,000 hate crimes in a given year."

— PolitiFact National

Full Flop

Says he changed after hearing parent and teacher complaints

Chris Christie
Chris Christie

On Common Core. 

— PolitiFact National

Recent stories from Angie Drobnic Holan

Donald Trump on the Truth-O-Meter

Donald Trump is climbing in the polls in the race for the Republican nomination for president. We've fact-checked several of his statements.    • Were the founding fathers 'ordinary people'? • 5 myths about immigration • Ted Cruz critiques PolitiFact, gets things wrong 

Mailbag: 'What complete and utter nonsense'

Here's a selection of recent reader emails about such topics as voting rights, income inequality and the metric system.   • Were the founding fathers 'ordinary people'? • 5 myths about immigration • Jim Webb on the Truth-O-Meter • Ted Cruz critiques PolitiFact, gets things wrong 

Were the Founding Fathers 'ordinary people'?

As Independence Day approaches, PolitiFact Wisconsin examines a statement often made by Gov. Scott Walker on the campaign trail that the founders were "ordinary people."   • 5 myths about immigration • Jim Webb on the Truth-O-Meter • Ted Cruz critiques PolitiFact, gets things wrong  • Is health insurance through work $1,800 less because of the Affordable Care Act?

Ted Cruz, new author, calls PolitiFact noxious yellow journalism

We may be making Ted Cruz sick.   That seems to be what the Texas senator and Republican presidential candidate thinks about PolitiFact and our fact checks, according to his just-published book, "A Time for Truth."   Cruz calls PolitiFact a "new, particularly noxious species of yellow journalism that is beginning to infect what passes for modern political discourse." And there’s more.   See Cruz’s full Truth-O-Meter report card here. COMMENT on our Facebook page.  

Is health insurance through work $1,800 less because of the Affordable Care Act?

We dig into the evidence behind this statement from President Barack Obama: "If your family gets insurance through your job -- so you're not using the Affordable Care Act -- you're still paying about $1,800 less per year on average than you would be if we hadn't done anything."    • Ted Cruz critiques PolitiFact, gets things wrong  • Chris Christie on the Truth-O-Meter • Donald Trump on the Truth-O-Meter

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage

We look back at our fact-checks on gay and lesbian issues, as well as what candidates had to say about the recent court ruling.   • Chris Christie on the Truth-O-Meter • Donald Trump on the Truth-O-Meter

PunditFact fact-checks the June 28 news shows

Donald Trump made his debut as a presidential candidate on the Sunday shows. We checked a claim he made about abortion.

Mailbag: Your interpretation is 'nutty'

Many readers were critical of our analysis of a claim by President Barack Obama on gun violence in America, plus other recent feedback on our fact-checks.

Political group makes five points about Jeb Bush's record

Women's rights advocates Ultraviolet dig up dirt on the presidential candidate, but some of them don't pass PolitiFact's muster.

1,300 fact-checks on health care

PolitiFact has been fact-checking health care since 2007, from ideas on the campaign trail, to the drafting of legislation in 2009, to the 2010 implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the ensuing legal fights.