Friday, October 31st, 2014
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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

False

Evidence says Medicare benefits are stable

Mostly False

There's no support from GOP leaders

 Color of Change
Color of Change

Republicans are "trying to impeach our president."

— PolitiFact National

False

As far as we know, his temperature was fine

Mostly True

Lower than some Senate Republicans

Mostly False

Ebola is the bigger humanitarian crisis

Mostly False

The evidence doesn't add up to 3,000

False

It's always been a possibility

False

The numbers don't add up

Mostly True

Lower costs, lower deficit projections

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Previewing the third Florida governor’s debate

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