Thursday, January 29th, 2015
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Aaron Sharockman

PunditFact Editor

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.

Email: asharockman@tampabay.com

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A flawed comparison

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A minister wrote this 50 years after Lincoln died

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Oh, baby, baby, how are we supposed to know?

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Obama's State of the Union veto threats: most ever?

President Barack Obama issued several not-so-thinly veiled veto threats to the new Republican-led Congress in his 2015 State of the Union. To CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer, it sounded like the most ever.

Barack Obama's 2015 State of the Union address: annotated

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PunditFact fact-checks the Jan. 18 news shows

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