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Aaron Sharockman is editor of PunditFact, a website dedicated to checking claims by pundits, columnists, bloggers and the hosts and guests of talk shows. Prior to that, he served as Deputy Government & Politics editor for the Tampa Bay Times and an editor and writer for PolitiFact. He has been a government and politics writer with the Times since 2003. Sharockman is a graduate of Indiana University.

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The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Aaron Sharockman

"Social science is irrefutable" that children are better off being raised by a mom and a dad.

Liberals have figured out a Facebook algorithm and "all the people getting banned from Facebook are somehow conservatives."  

"Obama has proposed 442 tax hikes since taking office."

"ObamaCare enrollment lie: Obama counts an enrollee as a web user putting a plan in ‘their online shopping carts.’"

"Democrats very much are in the pocket of the NRA."

"We know that Sunday mornings have usually been given over to conservative white men."

"The U.S. spends more money on its military than the 16 biggest military budgets in the world" combined.

"A lot of the move to free the slaves ... did not come from the federal government. It came from a growing movement among the people, particularly people of faith."

The insurance risk corridors aren't going broke like Republicans predicted.

Obamacare is "costing 2 million jobs."

Recent stories from Aaron Sharockman
7 things pundits got wrong about health care

We've checked seven statements from pundits about the health care law in the past 30 days. No one said anything close to true.

PunditFact looks at the IRS scandal and Watergate

Fox's George Will says the IRS' practice of scrutinizing tea party groups applying for nonprofit status rises to the level of Watergate. PunditFact reviews the evidence.

Is IRS Obama's Watergate?

Fox's George Will says the IRS' practice of scrutinizing tea party groups applying for nonprofit status rises to the level of Watergate. We review the evidence.

What's old is new again: Fact-checking claims about the Civil War and slavery

Pundits have gone back into history to make several claims recently about slavery and the Civil War.

PunditFact fact-checks the April 13 news shows

Laura Ingraham and James Carville went at it over the Affordable Care Act on ABC's "This Week."

Fact-checking the April 13 news shows

Laura Ingraham and James Carville debated the Affordable Care Act on ABC's "This Week."

And the PunditFact Madness winner is ...

After more than 3,500 votes, we have the winner in our first-ever PunditFact Madness bracket challenge. Donna Brazile takes home the top prize.

Fact-checking the April 6 news shows

A pair of politicians debated gun policies on military bases in the wake of the second Fort Hood shooting, while a conservative pundit wanted to talk Obamacare poll numbers.

Fact-checking claims about the Fort Hood shooting, Obamacare on the Sunday news shows

Tim Kaine and Michael McCaul debated gun policies on military bases in the wake of the second Fort Hood shooting, while conservative pundit Liz Cheney wanted to talk Obamacare poll numbers.

PunditFact Madness Final: Brazile vs. Roberts

You narrowed the field down from 16 to the final 2 -- Donna Brazile and Cokie Roberts. Now pick your favorite.

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