Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
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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

False

From 'I'm not a king' to 'obliged to do everything I can'

Mostly False

Not just any adviser

Mostly False

We suspect this post will be blocked in China

False

Flawed methodology exacerbates the problem

 Chain email
Chain email

"Over 214,000 doctors opt out of Obamacare exchanges."

— PolitiFact National

Mostly False

There's no support from GOP leaders

 Color of Change
Color of Change

Republicans are "trying to impeach our president."

— PolitiFact National

Pants on Fire!

No need to stockpile

 NARAL Pro-Choice America
NARAL Pro-Choice America

"If Cory Gardner gets his way, you'd better stock up on condoms."

— PolitiFact National

Mostly True

So you're telling me there's a chance

Mostly False

The Ebola scare continues

False

Not close to half

False

Jobs claim derailed in 2011

Charlie Crist
Charlie Crist

Says high-speed rail would have created 60,000 jobs.

— PolitiFact Florida

Recent stories from Steve Contorno

Obama incorrect his position 'hasn’t changed' on using executive authority to address immigration

Paul Brown of TWC News asked us if Barack Obama was accurate about his position not changing on whether he alone can change immigration policies.   * False: "My position hasn’t changed" on using executive authority to address immigration issues.  

Twelve key fact-checks on immigration and executive action

President Barack Obama has unveiled his plan to prevent deportations for a broad swath of people living in the United States illegally. We selected 12 key fact-checks to give readers the basics on immigration and executive action. 

12 key fact-checks on immigration and executive action

President Barack Obama has unveiled a plan to prevent deportations for a broad swath of people living in the United States illegally. We selected 12 key fact-checks to give readers the basics on immigration and executive action. 

Jeb Bush on the Truth-O-Meter

As former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush contemplates a bid for president, we look back on his claims about education, immigration and the economy on the eve of his national education summit.   • Jonathan Gruber mentions on TV: Fox News 779, MSNBC 79 • Fact-checking the Keystone pipeline

Fact-checking Jeb Bush, possible presidential contender

As former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush contemplates a bid for president, we look back on his claims about education, immigration and the economy on the eve of his national education summit.

What is net neutrality?

Net neutrality is back in the news -- following President Barack Obama’s Nov. 10 proposal for "the strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality."

Debunking 10 scary claims for Halloween

A look at 10 recent political claims that sound pretty scary -- until you check the facts. 

Greatest hits of the Florida governor's race

Our final wrap-up looks at the facts tossed around during the Florida governor's race: pocketbook issues, jobs, flip-flops and more.

Boo! Debunking 10 scary claims for Halloween

We look at 10 recent political claims that sound pretty scary -- until you check the facts. 

Crist, Scott keep recycling campaign attacks

We've reached the point where the talking points are repeated so much, it's hard to remember the truth. Good thing PolitiFact Florida can keep things clear.