News Researcher, Tampa Bay Times
John Martin joined the Tampa Bay Times, formerly the St. Petersburg Times, as a news researcher in 1995. He served as Times research editor for three years before returning to research full time in 2006.
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In an exclusive interview with PolitiFact, the former Alaska senator confirms his status in the presidential campaign.Commie e-mail quiz gets an F
An anonymous e-mail makes the case that Sen. Clinton holds the same beliefs as Karl Marx and Joseph Stalin by using communist-sounding quotes. But the e-mail presents her statements out of context or distorts them.Who made Big Apple sweeter?
Rudy Giuliani presided over an economic rebound in New York City, but his claims ignore the nation's economic expansion. And he doesn't mention the less rosy details of his tenure.McCain overbids on eBay
The Republicans clashed on taxes, the economy and Iraq during a debate in Dearborn, Mich. They fumbled a few facts along the way.Giuliani says a little too much about Democrats and taxes
Democrats and taxes make an easy target for a Republican, but Giuliani can't quite justify his claim for how high taxes would go.
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