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Louis Jacobson

PolitiFact Deputy Editor

Louis Jacobson is deputy editor of PolitiFact and a staff writer for the Tampa Bay Times. He has served as deputy editor of Roll Call and as founding editor of its legislative wire service, CongressNow. Earlier, he spent more than a decade covering politics, policy and lobbying for National Journal magazine. Since 2002, he has handicapped political races, including state legislatures, governors, congressional seats, state attorneys general and the electoral college, currently for Governing. In 2004, Jacobson originated the “Out There” column on politics in the states, which ran in Roll Call and later in Stateline.org and which won five annual awards from Capitolbeat, the association of state capitol reporters and editors.

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The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Louis Jacobson

"Eighty percent of Wall Street executives and their spouses' donations go to Democrats."

A recent Gallup poll found that 72 percent of Americans and 56 percent of Democrats "say the biggest threat to our nation's security is big government."

Says Mark Udall "decided Obamacare. ... He passed Obamacare with his vote."

Obamacare is "costing 2 million jobs."

Says Bruce Braley took "tens of thousands from his friends in the health insurance industry" and gave them "special favors" by voting for Obamacare.

Before "our last three presidents, you have to go back to the 1800s, early 1800s to find three presidents in a row being consecutively re-elected."

"Of all the jobs President Obama claims to have created since he started, only 38.5 percent are women. So 61.5 percent have gone to men."

Says the Koch brothers "funded the fight to let flood insurance premiums soar ... Now they’re spending millions to buy a Senate seat for Bill Cassidy so he can fight for them."

"Who will raising the minimum wage actually help? … More than half work full-time. The average worker is 35 years old."

Says Michelle Obama waved "red communist flags" on her trip to China.

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Fact-checking the March 23 Sunday shows

Mitt Romney returned to CBS' "Face the Nation" to talk about Russia, while actor Matt Damon told an ABC audience about the need for clean water in the developing world.

Facebook Mailbag: Complaints, compliments from all over

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As Scott Brown nears Senate bid, a look back at fact checks

Without making it "officially" official, Scott Brown dropped a big clue in the "will-he or won’t-he" guessing game over his potential run for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire. At a GOP conference in Nashua, N.H., Brown announced that he was forming a committee to explore running for the seat held by Democrat Jeanne Shaheen. Both Brown and Shaheen are no strangers to the Truth-o-Meter.

Is healthcare.gov working 'great' now?

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