Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Caryn Baird

News Researcher, Tampa Bay Times

Caryn Baird is a news researcher for the Tampa Bay Times, formerly the St. Petersburg Times. She has a M.S. from Simmons College, a B.A. from Wellesley College and is beginning her 2nd year of studying Spanish at SPC.

Email: cbaird@sptimes.com

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Caryn Baird

Mostly False

Her house is pricey, but not that pricey

False

There's no public evidence of this

Mostly True

You mean the house that's for sale?

True

Robert Reich vs. John Davis

Jeff Kottkamp
Jeff Kottkamp

"I've taken on the federal government and won."

— PolitiFact Florida

Pants on Fire!

A made-up quote goes global

Mostly True

McCain says "accept;" Obama says "pursue"

True

She failed, then followed Bill

Recent stories from Caryn Baird

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.

New Koch ad uses Louisiana veteran's health care experience against Mary Landrieu

The latest testimonial ad from Americans for Prosperity is airing in Louisiana and features a former Marine Corps Reserve who says his service helped him get a health plan that Obamacare canceled. But is that the whole story?

Alan Grayson claims 45,000 people die a year because they lack health insurance

We explain the science -- and the skepticism -- of studies that pin down the number of deaths due to not having health insurance.

Alan Grayson claims 45,000 people die a year because they lack health insurance

We explain the science -- and the skepticism -- of studies that pin down the number of deaths due to not having health insurance.

Campaign finance: Deal or no deal?

Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama are engaged in a battle on the validity of a March 2007 agreement to accept public financing — and its $84.1-million limit — for the general election.

Clinton's not-so-radical past

A chain e-mail says Clinton sympathized with the Black Panthers and interned for a law firm run by a Communist. The source? An article by Clinton adviser-turned-foe Dick Morris.

Ridiculous, petty — but true

The Clinton campaign trots out quotes from Obama's kindergarten teacher to prove that he's been aiming for the White House longer than he admits. Seriously.

No sanctuary from exaggeration

Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney tussled over "sanctuary cities" for illegal immigrants at the CNN/YouTube debate. But their attacks exaggerate the effects of municipal policies on immigration.

Mud in your inbox

A Special Report: Chain e-mails spread rumors about candidates at warp speed. But they often distort the truth, as we found with one that falsely claims Hillary Clinton refused to meet with the Gold Star Mothers.