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Holan Angie Drobnic Holan

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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.

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

Says "Nick Rahall voted with Obama 94 percent of the time."

Says Mitch McConnell voted "three times for corporate tax breaks that send Kentucky jobs overseas."

Says President Obama "has never made a statement ... that he wanted a residual force left (in Iraq)."

"(Obama's) entire national security team, including his secretary of state, said we want to arm and train and equip (Syrian rebel forces), and he made the unilateral decision to turn them down."  

Says Rick Scott "thinks employers should be able to deny women coverage for birth control."

"Under Rick Scott, homeowners are paying higher (home insurance) premiums for less coverage."

Says cuts to Medicare affect people who have already "paid in. We paid for it."

Says Democratic Senate candidate "Bruce Braley voted to cut $700 billion from Medicare to support Obamacare."

Says U.S. House candidate Carlos Curbelo "supported ending the Medicare guarantee."

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