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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

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Up or stable, not down

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Trump's worried about competition

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The Islamic State "just built a hotel in Syria."

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More foggy than not

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Recent stories from Lauren Carroll

Trump: Voter polls show U.S. support for abortion "down a little bit"

Donald Trump--speaking before the U.S. Supreme Court acted on a Texas challenge to abortion clinic restrictions put in motion by lawmakers in 2013--said polls show U.S. support for a woman's right to choose an abortion "is going down a little bit."   PolitiFact in Washington, D.C. found otherwise.   See our separate look into the number of Texas abortion clinics here.

Ted Cruz is in the race

ROAD TO 2016 The Ted Cruz file Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz Age: Born Dec. 22, 1970 ( 44) Political party: Republican Political experience: Domestic policy advisor to the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign; associate deputy attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, director, Office of Policy Planning, Federal Trade Commission; solicitor general, state of Texas; elected in 2012 as the 34th U.S. Senator from Texas. Education: Graduated with honors from Princeton University, with high honors from Harvard Law School, was law clerk to William Rehnquist, chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, the first Hispanic to serve in that position. Business: Private law practice Family: He and his wife Heidi live in Houston with their two daughters, Caroline and Catherine. Interesting factoid: Father was born in Cuba, survived being imprisoned and tortured. He fled to Texas in 1957, penniless and not speaking a word of English. He made 50 cents an hour washing dishes, put himself through the University of Texas and started a small business in the oil and gas industry. His father is now a pastor in Dallas. Source: Cruz Senate website, news reports  

Fact-checking the June 28 news shows

Donald Trump made his debut as a presidential candidate on the Sunday shows. We checked a claim he made about abortion.

PunditFact fact-checks the June 28 news shows

Donald Trump made his debut as a presidential candidate on the Sunday shows. We checked a claim he made about abortion.

Fact-checking Donald Trump

Donald Trump announced he was running for president in a lengthy speech that included several inaccurate statements. New! PolitiFact Sheet: King vs. Burwell

Fact-checking the June 14 news shows

Hillary Clinton's position on trade has dogged her, but her campaign chairman says her position is clear. 

PunditFact fact-checks the June 14 news shows

Hillary Clinton's position on trade has dogged her, but her campaign chairman says her position is clear.    • Jeb Bush's Truth-O-Meter record  • Hillary Clinton's Truth-O-Meter record • PunditFact: Diane Rehm's question to Bernie Sanders on dual Israeli citizenship

Hillary Clinton's Truth-O-Meter record

Hillary Clinton will host a kick-off rally for her campaign in New York City June 12. Here are some highlights from the more than 100 Clinton fact-checks we've done so far.   PunditFact: The backstory behind Diane Rehm's question to Bernie Sanders on dual Israeli citizenship

PunditFact fact-checks the June 7 news shows

Lincoln Chafee wants to bring the metric system to the United States. On Sunday, he suggested that Ronald Reagan wanted the same thing.

Fact-checking the June 7 Sunday shows

Lincoln Chafee wants the metric system. Did Ronald Reagan?