PolitiFact Digital Operations Manager
Becky Bowers directs digital operations for PolitiFact's national, state and international sites and mobile products — and sometimes, just for fun, writes and edits for PolitiFact.
Bowers has worked since 2002 for the Tampa Bay Times, formerly the St. Petersburg Times, as a copy editor, wire editor, copy chief, business graphics reporter, online business editor, deputy business editor, deputy government & politics editor and PolitiFact staff writer.
The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Becky Bowers
Recent stories from Becky BowersGiving thanks for True statements
As you prepare to break bread, we break down 10 statements from the past year that we found to be topical, entertaining or both. They all earned a True rating on the Truth-O-Meter.Flip-flopping on the filibuster
Senate Democrats went forward with a "nuclear option" to defuse Republican opposition to President Barack Obama’s nominees. We found a lot of switching sides from where the debate was back in 2005, when the shoe was on the other foot.Readers react to 'If you like your health plan ...' report
Readers on Facebook had lively comments about our recent special report.Fact-checking Charlie Crist
Former Gov. Charlie Crist, a Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat, announces that he will take on Republican Gov. Rick Scott.Viral Facebook post says Obamacare fines to be seized from bank accounts
A Facebook post claims a man tried to "opt out" of Obamacare, was fined $4,037 through automatic bank deductions, and threatened with a home lien and driver's license suspension. The reality: the law doesn't allow for those penalties. Pants on Fire!10 things Obamacare supporters say that aren’t entirely true
The law’s supporters sometimes paint an overly rosy picture of the health care law. We match the rhetoric to reality.Syrian rebels include extremists, but how many?
Will U.S. aid in Syria's civil war benefit the nation's moderates, or factions of al-Qaida? Lawmakers' estimates aren't easy to confirm.
Fact-checking claims about Obamacare
The Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, has triggered an avalanche of political rhetoric over the past few years.
PolitiFact and PolitiFact Georgia have been keeping tabs on that complex debate, trying to parse truth from fiction.Top 16 myths about the health care law
Because a Top 10 can't capture all the exaggerations.Marco Rubio’s Top 5 attacks on Obamacare
Rubio doesn't like the health care law, but his attacks on it aren't always accurate.
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