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Lauren Carroll

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Lauren Carroll is a reporter with the national staff of PolitiFact.

Email: lcarroll@tampabay.com

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Lauren Carroll

True

Data backs it up

Barack Obama
Barack Obama

"America is No. 1 one in oil and gas."  

— PolitiFact National

Half-True

How do we measure putting people back to work?

Mostly True

It's been dropping since 1998

Mostly False

Conflating official but opaque numbers

Mostly False

Land of oil sands long 'unlocked'

Chris  Coons
Chris Coons

"Keystone means unlocking the Canadian tar sands."

— PolitiFact National

True

It's been that way since 2012

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