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Julie Kliegman

PolitiFact Staff Writer

Julie Kliegman is a staff writer with PolitiFact. She hails from New Jersey by way of Northwestern University. Follow her on Twitter at @jmkliegman.

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The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Julie Kliegman

"Nearly 60 percent of women who use birth control do so for more than just family planning."

Says Mark Begich "has taken campaign cash from the Kochs" while Dan Sullivan hasn’t.

"Virtually no Republican" in Washington accepts climate change science.

Human activity is not "causing these dramatic changes to our climate."

The CBO says that if you raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, "half a million people would lose their jobs."

"A small majority of Americans don’t think they like the Affordable Care Act, but a large majority of Americans don’t want to do away with the protections that are in the Affordable Care Act."

The death penalty "is a deterrent that does affect and impact people."

In discussing the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, "Ms. Rice did say 'a terrorist attack.' It’s not that she put the whole thing on the video."  

Says "Scott Brown’s carrying some big oil baggage" because he "collected over $400,000 in campaign contributions."

Says Scott Brown "voted to give oil companies big tax breaks."

Recent stories from Julie Kliegman
Fact-checking recent claims about climate change

As new studies shined a spotlight on rising sea levels and global warming, politicians and pundits made several statements we fact-checked.

Fact-checking recent claims about climate change

As new studies shined a spotlight on rising sea levels and global warming, politicians and pundits made several statements we fact-checked.

Attacks and claims about climate change heat up the Truth-O-Meter

As new studies shined a spotlight on rising sea levels and global warming, Sen. Marco Rubio and other politicians and pundits made several statements we fact-checked

PunditFact fact-checks the May 18 news shows

A Fox political analyst took on the media over its coverage of Karl Rove's comments about Hillary Clinton, while California's governor went after the GOP on climate change.

Fact-checking the May 18 news shows

Fox panelists wanted to talk about Hillary Clinton's brain, while California Gov. Jerry Brown took on climate change on ABC.

Fact-checking Benghazi: The rhetoric hasn't matched up with reality

We've fact-checked recent claims about whether congressional budget cuts are to blame for a lack of security in Benghazi (not really) and whether the United States was "the last flag flying" in Benghazi (wrong). Previous fact-checks looked at whether the White House could have acted and didn't,whether Susan Rice suggested terrorism on the Sunday shows, if the media ignored Benghazi, and more.

Has Marco Rubio backtracked on climate change?

Even as he prepares for a potential run at the presidency, Rubio remains steadfast in his opposition to the scientifically proven link between human activity and the planet's changing climate. We reviewed a record of his comments on the issue.

PunditFact fact-checks the May 11 news shows

PunditFact fact-checks claims about the minimum wage and -- yes -- light bulbs.

Fact-checking the May 11 news shows

George Will wanted to talk about light bulbs on "Fox News Sunday."

PunditFact fact-checks the May 4 news shows, claim about Benghazi

Pundits debated the White House's role in manipulating the story behind the attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

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