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Katie Sanders

PolitiFact deputy editor

Katie Sanders is the deputy editor of PolitiFact. Previously, she fact-checked talking heads and opinion-shapers for PunditFact as well as the Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott for PolitiFact Florida, reporting from the Tallahassee bureau of the Tampa Bay Times and Miami Herald.

She is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she majored in English and journalism. She works from the Tampa Bay Times headquarters in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Email: ksanders@politifact.com

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A week on the ground in Tallahassee with PolitiFact Florida

PolitiFact Florida reporters attended committee hearings, peered in on floor debates and hoofed it to rallies and news conferences during a week of fact-checking lawmakers and lobbyists at the state Capitol. What we found: Less controversial issues produced largely accurate claims, but the truth suffered on more divisive topics, such as gun control and the "stand your ground" law.

Fact-checking Gov. Rick Scott's 2017 State of the State address

Gov. Rick Scott reflected on the state's tragedies over the past year and encouraged the Legislature to increase money for Florida tourism and business incentives.

In Context: What Jeff Sessions told Al Franken about meeting Russian officials

Some Democrats are claiming Attorney General Jeff Sessions may have perjured himself in his confirmation hearing by claiming he had no contact with Russian government intermediaries. We examine Sessions' words, in context.

What Donald Trump left out about the Yemen raid that killed Navy SEAL Ryan Owens

During his first speech to Congress, President Donald Trump cast the U.S. military raid of an al-Qaida affiliate complex in Yemen as a success, despite Navy SEAL William "Ryan" Owens' death. But the event and its aftermath have been much more controversial than Trump’s description let on.

Fact-checking Donald Trump's address to Congress

President Donald Trump is addressing a joint session of Congress Tuesday. PolitFact is fact-checking his comments live.

Fact-checking the Gov. Rick Scott, Florida House feud over Enterprise Florida

The Florida House produced videos showing Florida’s jobs and tourism agencies as failures while Gov. Rick Scott fired back with his own defense.

Trump moves on promises on immigration, deportations in first month

An overview of President Donald Trump's executive orders on immigration signed in first weeks of his administration.

Promises kept, promises stalled: Rating Donald Trump's first month in office

Donald Trump promised much on the campaign trail, but even the leader of the world’s leading economic and military power can only go so far to reshape policy in the direction he likes.

The possible ties between Trump and Russia, explained

The slew of accusations about Trump and Russia has our heads spinning, so we decided to summarize the big ones here, for our edification and yours.

Are leaks about Russia contacts 'illegal,' as Trump says?

Amid a slew of reports suggesting improper contact between members of President Donald Trump’s inner circle and Russia, Trump says the media is missing the real problem: leaks. "Illegal" leaks to be specific.