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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

Israel in the last three weeks has "killed more Palestinian children, more than 200, than the total number of Israeli soldiers killed in military operations since 2006."

Because of the current immigration crisis, Republicans want to "repeal" a 2008 law that President George W. Bush signed and "want to be on record as not wanting to protect children from ... sex trafficking."    

"I'm not a conspiracy theorist and I never allow conspiracy theorists on my program."

"We know how to stop AIDS: persuade men not to have sex with men."

The United States is the leading nation in the world "with the highest amount of doubt about the conventional wisdom of climate change."

The states that are doing "better" are the ones that have no state income tax.  

Russia "has an economy the size of Italy."  

"The best evidence is that you lose -- if you use marijuana as a teenager regularly -- eight IQ points."    

Under President Ronald Reagan, illegal immigrants "were not pouring in like" they are now.

"Ninety percent" of people living in Gaza "don’t have access even to water."  

Recent stories from Aaron Sharockman
Dissecting the impeachment talk on MSNBC, Fox News

Nate Silver posted an interesting look at how the cable networks are handling the impeachment talk in Washington. We decided to dig into the numbers ourselves.

What we know about the alleged transcript of Obama and Netanyahu call

The world is buzzing with the leak of an alleged transcript between U.S. President Barack Obama and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But we warn you: Proceed with caution.

PolitiFact and PunditFact fact-check the debate over immigration

Politicians and talking heads have been scrambling to provide context for the surge of children from Central America -- and to assign blame.

PunditFact fact-checks the July 27 news shows

Talk centered on the crises abroad, including in Gaza and Ukraine.

Fact-checking the July 27 news shows

Talk centered on the crises abroad, including in Gaza and Ukraine.

Fact-checking claims about MH 17, Russia and Ukraine

The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine has brought the world’s attention back to events there, months after Ukraine formed a new government over concerns about the country's increasing ties to Russia.

 

Fact-checking claims about Russia, Ukraine and MH 17

We've fact-checked three recent statements about Ukraine, Russia and the crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17.

PunditFact fact-checks the July 20 news shows

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appeared on all five major Sunday news shows, making the case that Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists were responsible for the shoot down of Malaysia Airlines flight 17. We fact-checked two of Kerry’s claims.

 

Fact-checking the July 20 news shows

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appeared on all five major Sunday news shows, making the case that Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists were responsible for the shoot down of Malaysia Airlines flight 17. We fact-checked two of Kerry’s claims.

 

Your guide to the Sunday July 20 news shows

Every Friday PunditFact gives you the first look at the guests on the Sunday news shows. On Sunday, we see if what they said is true. You can read how they fared here or weekly in the Daily Beast.

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