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Katie Sanders is a PunditFact staff writer based in St. Petersburg, Fla. Before PunditFact, she wrote for PolitiFact Florida 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 journalism and English.

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The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Katie Sanders

The prosecutor who brought the indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry "has ties to Obama. He has ties to the Democrats."

The United States had "allies lined up" for air strikes in Syria and then Obama "pulled the rug out."

Al Sharpton went to Ferguson, Mo., and is "declaring as a matter of fact that ... Michael Brown didn't use any deadly force or posed no deadly threat to the officer."

"Every 28 hours" an unarmed black person is shot by a cop.

The Obama administration originally "wanted 10,000 troops to remain in Iraq -- not combat troops, but military advisers, special operations forces, to watch the counterterrorism effort."

In Ferguson, Mo., "you've got three black officers and 50 white officers with a town that is 67 percent African-American."  

Says George Soros and Bill Gates are funding a bioweapons lab in Sierra Leone that caused the Ebola outbreak.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau "passed a rule giving the agency unprecedented power to shut down businesses, no matter what the reason, at any time it wishes."

"I'm not a conspiracy theorist and I never allow conspiracy theorists on my program."

"We know how to stop AIDS: persuade men not to have sex with men."

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