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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Says "Bill Clinton and George Bush both say build the Keystone XL."
Says she made an "accurate prediction" that if Barack Obama were elected it would encourage Russia to invade Ukraine.
A YouGov.com poll shows 71 percent of Obama voters regret voting for him.
Recent stories from Aaron SharockmanA fact-checker’s guide to the events in Ukraine
The events happening in Ukraine are unfolding quickly and so is the political rhetoric. We summarize six recent fact-checks from PolitiFact and PunditFact.A fact-checker’s guide to the crisis in Ukraine
The events happening in Ukraine are unfolding quickly and so is the political rhetoric. We summarize six recent fact-checks from PolitiFact and PunditFact.Fact-checking the March 2 news shows
Russia's military intervention in Ukraine had pundits and politicians talking. They had their facts straight, we found.Ukraine the talk of the Sunday news shows
Russia's intervention led to a debate over America's next move.PolitiFact Wisconsin looks at 5 key pieces of Scott Walker's record
As Gov. Scott Walker gains more national attention, PolitiFact Wisconsin looks back at his record on jobs, taxes and fiscal prudence.We're joining reddit, and we need your help
PunditFact is reaching out to redditors to help find facts to check.PunditFact fact-checks the Feb. 23 news shows
The political unrest in Ukraine dominated discussion on the Sundays shows.Fact-checking the Feb. 23 news shows
Much of the talk Sunday focused on the events in Ukraine.Where the words 'subhuman mongrel' came from
Ted Nugent recently called President Barack Obama a "subhuman mongrel." CNN's Wolf Blitzer took to the airwaves to reveal the troubling roots of those words.Taking a break for the PolitiFact Palooza
PolitiFact editors meet at the Poynter Institute in Florida this week to plan for 2014 and beyond. (A little sunshine doesn't hurt, either!) We'll be back with new fact-checks later in the week.
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