Sunday, October 26th, 2014
Holan

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.

Email: holan@politifact.com

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

False

Two different bills on two separate subjects

False

Despite hiccups, things are on track

 No Tax For Tracks
No Tax For Tracks

Photos prove the Denver light rail system has low ridership.

— PolitiFact Florida

Mostly False

There's little chance the Legislature would have acted

Mostly True

Lower than some Senate Republicans

Half-True

Both came to support it after opposing it

False

Jobs claim derailed in 2011

Charlie Crist
Charlie Crist

Says high-speed rail would have created 60,000 jobs.

— PolitiFact Florida

Recent stories from Angie Drobnic Holan

PolitiFact's 9 biggest whoppers of the 2014 campaign

We select the nine biggest falsehoods we've fact-checked this election season, with claims about Islamic State, the U.S.-Mexico border, guns and women's health making the list.   • Could terrorists use Ebola to attack the United States?  • Republicans' favorite attack on incumbent Democrats: their loyalty to Obama in votes • PolitiFact Georgia: Georgia's economy and the race for governor

Could terrorists use Ebola to attack the United States?

Terrorists using Ebola would be the sum of all fears. But is it plausible?   • Republicans' favorite attack on incumbent Democrats: their loyalty to Obama in votes • PolitiFact Georgia: Georgia's economy and the race for governor • PolitiFact Florida: Fact-checking CNN's Florida governor's debate 

Republicans' favorite attack on incumbent Democrats: their loyalty to Obama in votes

In countless races this election season, the favorite Republican talking point against Democratic incumbents is how often they voted with President Barack Obama.   • PolitiFact Georgia: Georgia's economy and the race for governor • PolitiFact Florida: Fact-checking CNN's Florida governor's debate  • PunditFact: Pew study finds Rush Limbaugh least trustworthy news source

Fact-checking the Florida governor's debate on CNN

Moderator Jake Tapper quizzed former Gov. Charlie Crist and current Gov. Rick Scott on topics like Ebola, executions and Florida State football.    • PunditFact: Pew study finds Rush Limbaugh least trustworthy news source • PolitiFact Wisconsin: Fact-checking Friday's governor's debate • PolitiFact Florida: Did the rules of the second debate say there would be no fan?

Fact-checking the third Florida governor's debate

CNN hosted a nationally televised debate between Rick Scott and Charlie Crist, their final face-off before Election Day. We checked the facts.

After Fangate: Previewing the next Florida governor's debate

We look at some of the lines you might hear tonight on CNN during the third Florida governor's debate.    • PunditFact: Pew study finds Rush Limbaugh least trustworthy news source • PolitiFact Wisconsin: Fact-checking Friday's governor's debate • PolitiFact Florida: Did the rules of the second debate say there would be no fan?

Previewing the third Florida governor’s debate

With Fangate behind us, we look at some of the lines you might hear Tuesday night on CNN during the third Florida governor's debate.    • Previous coverage: Did the rules of the debate say there would be no fan?

Ebola vaccine research and NIH funding cuts: reviewing the numbers

Ebola research is heavily dependent on NIH funding -- but is it so dependent that the organization’s budget cuts have put vaccine development on the back burner?   • PolitiFact Wisconsin: Previewing the second governor's debate • PolitiFact Florida: Did the rules of the debate say there would be no fan? • PunditFact: Top 5 falsehoods about Ebola

Did the rules of the debate say there would be no fan?

We take apart Fangate to see exactly what the rules said and how the Crist and Scott campaigns responded. 

Fact-checking the second Florida governor's debate

Charlie Crist and Rick Scott debated for the second time on Wednesday night, after controversy over a cooling fan. We checked the facts.