Assistant Managing Editor/Politics, Tampa Bay Times
Amy Hollyfield is the Assistant Managing Editor/Politics for the Tampa Bay Times (formerly the St. Petersburg Times), overseeing state and national political coverage, including bureaus in Tallahassee and Washington, and PolitiFact, the Times’ fact-checking Web site. PolitiFact was awarded the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. Amy has worked at the Times for more than 10 years, after previous stints at the Miami Herald and Florida Today.
The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Amy Hollyfield
"We’ve had a dramatic drop in violent crime since this law (‘stand your ground’) has been in effect."
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The Conservative Political Action Conference has become a prominent event for conservatives. We put the speeches to the Truth-O-Meter.Highlighting the work of our competitors
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It’s the regular gathering of conservatives from around the country. Florida will be well represented, and we’ll be checking the facts.Fact-checking attacks on defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel
Thought those super PAC ads would go away after the election? Think again!The Obameter and the rise of Compromise
As we wrap up our updates on Obama's 2008 campaign promises, many are getting rated Compromise.
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