Emery Jr.

C. Eugene Emery Jr.

PolitiFact correspondent

C. Eugene Emery Jr. comes to PolitiFact national after 40 years as reporter for the Providence Journal. He was a founding staff member of PolitiFact Rhode Island. While at the Journal, he was a science and medical writer, covered municipal governments throughout Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts, and managed the Journal’s Massachusetts bureau. He was part of the Journal’s Commerce & Consumer team, then its Breaking News team, before joining PolitiFact Rhode Island in 2010. He has done freelance medical writing for Reuters since 1982. Emery has a bachelor of science degree in biology and a bachelor of arts degree in political science, both from Brown University in Providence.

Email: gemery@cox.net

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The third night of the 2016 Republican National Convention, fact-checked

Covering the third night of the Republican National Convention. 

Fact-checking the second night of the 2016 Republican National Convention

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Fact-checking the first night of the 2016 Republican National Convention

The Republican National Convention kicked off Monday in Cleveland with speakers focused on the theme "Make America Safe Again." 

Fact-checking Donald Trump's speech calling Hillary Clinton 'a world-class liar'

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Fact-checking Hillary Clinton's economic speech about Donald Trump

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Fact-checking Hillary Clinton on 'Meet the Press'

The Democratic frontrunner gave an extended interview on Sunday, making claims about her opponent Bernie Sanders and her own approval ratings. 

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Fact-checking the April 24 edition of Meet the Press

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