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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 Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst "would privatize Social Security."

"Washington has incentivized the militarization of local police precincts."

While "Arkansas seniors depend on Social Security and Medicare," Sen. Mark Pryor supports an overhaul so they "couldn’t get Social Security until they turn 68 or 69."

Obamacare "prevents (Florida) from regulating insurance."

"In six years, (U.S. Rep. Gary) Peters introduced zero bills that became law."

Says Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., "voted to raise the Social Security retirement age on us."

"I've been here almost every day."

Says Charlie "Crist made it easier for Duke to take your money."

Says Rick Scott took $200,000 in campaign contributions from a company that "profited off pollution."

Says Charlie Crist rode on a jet that "belongs to a serial polluter with a history of environmental violations fined nearly $2 million for polluting water."

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Fact-checking Ferguson

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Education attacks have played a key role in governor’s race

Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist have lambasted each other’s records on school funding while cherry-picking figures that put themselves in a favorable light.

NextGen Climate’s attack ads on Florida Gov. Rick Scott

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NextGen Climate’s attacks on Florida Gov. Rick Scott

A PAC by billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer unleashed TV ads that accuse Scott of trying to fleece Duke Energy and for being too cozy with oil drilling interests

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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.

Fact-checking Obama's rules on carbon and coal plants

The Environmental Protection Agency's new rules to curb carbon emissions have spurred concerns ranging from economic impact to the closing of coal plants. We took a look at some of the claims surrounding the EPA's regulations.

Fact-checking women's issues in the Kentucky Senate race

The Violence Against Women Act is at the center of the Kentucky Senate race between Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes. We took a look at two dueling ads in the race on the issue.

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