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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

"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."

Says Rep. Michele Bachmann said President Barack Obama might be to blame for the Fort Hood shootings.

The health care law reduces "the number of uninsured in America by 3 percent for how much money? $2 trillion."

A North Carolina study proves that "probably over a million people voted twice in (the 2012) election."

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."

"Young women today in metropolitan areas" who are childless and single are out-earning childless, single young males.

"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."

"The Koch brothers are one of the biggest polluters in the country."

Recent stories from Aaron Sharockman
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.

Highlights from the week in fact-checking, PunditFact edition

PunditFact checked out claims about the minimum wage, health care, campaign finance and the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

Vote now in PunditFact's 'Final 4'

Readers have narrowed their favorite pundit down to four. PunditFact is accepting votes in this round until 10 a.m. Friday.

Top 5 fact-checks for March

PolitiFact Florida looked at Rick Scott’s State of the State address, medical marijuana, state funding for the environment, the Common Core educational standards and Medicare.

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