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.
The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Caryn Baird
Recent stories from Caryn BairdAlan 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.
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