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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.

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

Says a new report shows the "devastating tax hikes (in the health care law) will have on middle-class Kentuckians."

Under Gov. Tom Corbett, "Pennsylvania ranks 49th in job creation."

Florida has the "third most-regressive tax" structure.

Says Rick Scott’s per-pupil education spending is "about $200 less" than what it was under Charlie Crist during the recession.

Alaska Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich "vote as much as 80 percent of the time together."

Says Charlie Crist "voted against raising the minimum wage."

Former President George W. Bush and former Vice President Dick Cheney are "unable to visit Europe due to outstanding warrants."

"We spend $18 billion a year on making sure that the federal government has immigrant enforcement agents. That's more than DEA and the ATF and the FBI and all the other enforcement (agencies) combined."

"74 percent of Republicans support the Affordable Care Act."

The U.S. Supreme Court is "five guys who start determining what contraceptions are legal."

Recent stories from Angie Drobnic Holan
Fact-checking claims about MH 17, Russia and Ukraine

The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine has brought the world’s attention back to events there, months after Ukraine formed its own government apart from Russia.

Fact-checking claims about Russia, Ukraine and MH 17

We've fact-checked three recent statements about Ukraine, Russia and the crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17.

Fact-checking Georgia's U.S. Senate primary

It's been a bruising battle between veteran Savannah Congressman Jack Kingston and millionaire businessman David Perdue. PolitiFact Georgia has been fact-checking the contest for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. 

Rick Perry, Rand Paul and American interventionism

Are Rick Perry, Rand Paul and Barack Obama on the same page on Iraq?

Did Hillary Clinton ask to be 'relieved' from representing an accused rapist in 1970s?

In audio recordings from the 1980s, Hillary Clinton said she took on a 1975 rape case as a "favor." Does that contradict her latest comments on the case that she "asked to be relieved of that responsibility"? We reviewed the history in search of an answer.

Are Rick Perry, Rand Paul and Barack Obama on the same page on Iraq?

Perry and Paul have opposing views on whether America should intervene in other countries' conflicts, but their solutions for Iraq have similarities with each other -- and with President Barack Obama.

Scott, Crist TV ads contradict on tax claims

We sort out opposing claims from political ads about whether Charlie Crist cut taxes or raised taxes.

Fact-checking claims on immigration

The surge of unaccompanied children at the U.S. border, primarily coming from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, has the politicians and pundits talking. We're checking the facts.

PunditFact fact-checks the July 13 news shows

Politicians and pundits discussed the situation along the U.S.-Mexico border, what the government needs to do and who is to blame.

Fact-checking the July 13 news shows

Pundits and politicians debated the situation on the southern U.S. border, what needs to be done and who is to blame.

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