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Lauren Carroll

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Lauren Carroll is a PolitiFact staff writer based in Washington. Before PolitiFact, she held internships with the Tampa Bay Times in St. Petersburg, Fla., and the News and Observer in Raleigh, N.C. She is a 2014 graduate of Duke University, where she majored in political science.

Email: lcarroll@tampabay.com

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Lauren Carroll

Mostly False

He picked what emails were made public

Jeb Bush
Jeb Bush

"I released all my emails."

— PolitiFact Florida

Pants on Fire!

Its main purpose is women's health

Half-True

Cherry-picks a high estimate

Mostly True

Going by Cruz's definition of 'amnesty'

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