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Katie Sanders

PunditFact Staff Writer

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.

Email: ksanders@tampabay.com

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Katie Sanders

Mostly True

Have you heard of Seychelles?

Mostly False

A picture in need of 1,000 words

True

A big problem in developing countries

Mostly True

More interesting factoid than sign of cooperative Senate, experts say

Mostly True

Depends on the starting point

Barack Obama
Barack Obama

We've seen "our deficits cut by two-thirds."

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