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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

A researcher called the claim 'insane'

True

Data backs him up

Half-True

A stretch on the number, and the implication

Half-True

Fees, not taxes, and some are modest

True

But the state prison population increased

Pants on Fire!

Whatever Somali community there is in Delaware is minuscule

Half-True

They're not quite on the verge of extinction

False

Obama's prior comments tell another story

Mostly True

It has to pass through the Iraqi government

Recent stories from Lauren Carroll

Fact-checking claims about Iran

At the forefront of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Congress is the fact that he and President Barack Obama don’t see eye-to-eye on Iran. Here are some of our latest checks on Iran-related claims.

Fact-checking John Boehner's comments on 'Face the Nation'

The Republican House speaker made a rare Sunday show appearance.

Fact-checking John Boehner on 'Face the Nation'

The Republican House speaker made a rare Sunday show appearance.

The fact-checks behind 'The Daily Show's' 50 Fox news 'lies'

The Daily Show posted a Vine Wednesday titled, "50 Fox News lies in 6 seconds." PunditFact and PolitiFact have fact-checked almost all of the statements they cited. See them all here.

50 Fox News 'lies' in 6 seconds, from 'The Daily Show'

"The Daily Show" presented 50 Fox falsehoods in a six-second Vine. We've fact-checked almost every claim. See them all.

PunditFact: Why Obama won't label ISIS 'Islamic extremists'

President Barack Obama describes ISIS, or the Islamic State, as violent extremists and not Islamic. What's the difference, and why are so many people arguing about the terror group's label? PunditFact examines the issue.

Why Obama won't label ISIS 'Islamic' extremists

President Barack Obama describes ISIS, or the Islamic State, as violent extremists and not Islamic. What's the difference, and why are so many people arguing about the terror group's label?

PunditFact fact-checks the Feb. 8 Sunday shows

A pundit claimed that countries in Africa "have higher vaccination rates than here in the United States." Is that right?

Fact-checking the Feb. 8 news shows

A pundit claimed that countries in Africa "have higher vaccination rates than here in the United States." Is that right? Timeline of Brian Williams' statements on Iraqi helicopter attack

Timeline of Brian Williams' statements on Iraqi helicopter attack

NBC's top news anchor now says he was not in a Chinook helicopter that took RPG fire in the first days of the Iraq war. We compiled Williams' varying comments on the incident. Come meet us at the National Press Club Feb. 10