Saturday, December 20th, 2014
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

Pants on Fire!

Did King read the report?

Mostly True

We'd be more like Europe without them

Mostly False

No concrete evidence

Half-True

No requirements on data collection

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

Recent stories from Steve Contorno

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We begin a series of stories looking back at the most interesting fact-checks of 2014. Today's topic: immigration.    Fact-checking Dick Cheney on the torture report Fact-checking Jeb Bush, 2016 presidential contender 2014 Lie of the Year: Exaggerations about Ebola

The Readers' Choice poll: Comments from readers

We asked readers what they thought about the year in politics and our many fact-checks. Here's a deep dive into what they said.    Fact-checking Dick Cheney on the torture report Fact-checking Jeb Bush, 2016 presidential contender 2014 Lie of the Year: Exaggerations about Ebola

Lots of fiction, few facts in discussion of torture report

PunditFact and our partners fact-check rhetoric from talking heads and politicians about a Senate committee's report on brutal CIA interrogation methods.

The Lie of the Year: Exaggerations about Ebola

The emergence of Ebola in the United States sparked a political and media frenzy, but many of the claims made were far from accurate. Collectively, they are PolitiFact's 2014 Lie of the Year.   Fact-checking Dick Cheney on the torture report

PolitiFact names its 2014 Lie of the Year

The emergence of Ebola in the United States sparked a political and media frenzy, but many of the claims made were far from accurate. Collectively, they are PolitiFact's sixth annual Lie of the Year.   Meanwhile, in Austin, runoffs for local offices are Tuesday. See related fact checks here!

PolitiFact names its 2014 Lie of the Year

The emergence of Ebola in the United States sparked a political and media frenzy, but many of the claims made were far from accurate. Collectively, they are PolitiFact's sixth annual Lie of the Year.

PolitiFact names its 2014 Lie of the Year

The emergence of Ebola in the United States sparked a political and media frenzy, but many of the claims made were far from accurate. Collectively, they are PolitiFact's sixth annual Lie of the Year.

PolitiFact names its 2014 Lie of the Year

The emergence of Ebola in the United States sparked a political and media frenzy, but many of the claims made were far from accurate. Collectively, they are PolitiFact's sixth annual Lie of the Year.

PolitiFact names its 2014 Lie of the Year

The emergence of Ebola in the United States sparked a political and media frenzy, but many of the claims made were far from accurate. Collectively, they are PolitiFact's sixth annual Lie of the Year.

PolitiFact names its 2014 Lie of the Year

The emergence of Ebola in the United States sparked a political and media frenzy, but many of the claims made were far from accurate. Collectively, they are PolitiFact's sixth annual Lie of the Year.