Saturday, August 29th, 2015
Contorno

Steve Contorno

PolitiFact Staff Writer

Steve Contorno is a staff writer for PolitiFact. He previously covered Congress and Virginia politics for the Washington Examiner as well as state and local governments in Wisconsin for the Green Bay Press-Gazette. A native of the Chicago suburbs, Steve graduated from the University of Illinois with a bachelor's degree in news-editorial journalism and a minor in political science, and holds a master's degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois-Springfield, where he covered the Illinois legislature for the Chicago Sun-Times.

Email: scontorno@politifact.com

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Steve Contorno

Half-True

Defining border security is subjective

Half-True

Old claim, old number, still misleading

Half-True

Data only go back to 1970s, not all of U.S. history

Half-True

The data only goes back to the 1970s

True

Respected think tank report backs it up

Mostly False

Eighteen permanent employees were fired

False

'Imagine' this was accurate

Recent stories from Steve Contorno

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Fact-checking the Aug. 23 Sunday shows

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Fact-checking the Ferguson protests, one year from Michael Brown's death

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Fact-checks inspired by Ferguson, one year later

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Fact-checking Ferguson, one year later

On the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, we look back at our fact-checks about police issues and race.

A closer look at an anti-Hillary Clinton meme

A reader asked us to check out a social-media meme critical of Hillary Clinton, so we did. Most of what it says isn't very accurate.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage

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Clinton avoids media on Atlanta visit but regularly hits Truth-O-Meter

Hillary Clinton came to Atlanta on Thursday to raise campaign cash, but left without speaking to reporters. She has, however, spent some time on the PolitiFact Truth-O-Meter over the years. So we thought it would be a good time to review a few of those fact-checks on key issues broached by the former Secretary of State and Democratic candidate for president. Summaries of those fact-checks follow.