Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Angie Drobnic Holan

PolitiFact Editor

Angie Drobnic Holan is the editor of PolitiFact. She previously was deputy editor, and before that a reporter for PolitiFact, helping launch the site in 2007. She was a member of the PolitiFact team that won the Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the 2008 election. She has been with the Tampa Bay Times since 2005 and previously worked at newspapers in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana and New Mexico.

She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and a master’s of library science from the University of South Florida. Her undergraduate degree is from the Plan II liberal arts program at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a native of Louisiana and attended the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts.


The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Angie Drobnic Holan


Crist spent money on the manse, too


Evidence says Medicare benefits are stable

Mostly False

There's no support from GOP leaders


Law doesn't prove Zimmerman's motivation

Pants on Fire!

No need to stockpile

Mostly False

Her house is pricey, but not that pricey

Mostly True

So you're telling me there's a chance

Mostly False

Veto followed by later funding increases

Recent stories from Angie Drobnic Holan

Debunking 10 scary claims for Halloween

A look at 10 recent political claims that sound pretty scary -- until you check the facts. 

Greatest hits of the Florida governor's race

Our final wrap-up looks at the facts tossed around during the Florida governor's race: pocketbook issues, jobs, flip-flops and more.

Boo! Debunking 10 scary claims for Halloween

We look at 10 recent political claims that sound pretty scary -- until you check the facts.    • In context: Hillary Clinton and corporations creating jobs • Catch up with the Q and A session we hosted on Facebook • The biggest whoppers of the 2014 campaign

Fact-checking claims about the environment in Florida’s race for governor

NextGen Climate Change led the attacks on Gov. Rick Scott in his battle against Charlie Crist, and both candidates weighed in on environmental topics.

In Context: Hillary Clinton and Don’t let anybody tell you that corporations create jobs

Republicans seize on Clinton’s remarks on trickle-down economics; we look at the comment in its full context.    • Catch up with the Q and A session we hosted on Facebook.  • The biggest whoppers of the 2014 campaign • PunditFact: Fact-checks about Ebola

Fact-checking the 2014 campaigns with PolitiFact around the country

We round up the work of our partners at PolitiFact Wisconsin, PolitiFact Texas and PolitiFact Georgia. 

Catch up with our chat on Facebook

We hosted a Q and A on Facebook on Wednesday night, answering questions and reading comments about the 2014 campaigns, viral Internet memes, how we fact-check, and more. Catch up with what you missed.    • The biggest whoppers of the 2014 campaign • PunditFact: Fact-checks about Ebola

Crist, Scott keep recycling campaign attacks

We've reached the point where the talking points are repeated so much, it's hard to remember the truth. Good thing PolitiFact Florida can keep things clear.

Rand Paul on the Truth-O-Meter

We've recently fact-checked statements by or about Rand Paul, the Republican senator from Kentucky and a possible 2016 contender.    • The biggest whoppers of the 2014 campaign • PunditFact fact-checks the Oct. 26 news shows • Republicans' favorite attack on incumbent Democrats: their loyalty to Obama in votes  

Fact-checking the Oct. 26 news shows

The Sunday shows continued to discuss Ebola, but they also looked ahead to 2016. • A few words to those who think George Will was right about Ebola going airborne through a sneeze • Top 5 falsehoods about Ebola