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Katie Sanders is the deputy editor of PolitiFact. Previously, she fact-checked talking heads and opinion-shapers for PunditFact as well as the Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott for PolitiFact Florida, reporting from the Tallahassee bureau of the Tampa Bay Times and Miami Herald.

She is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she majored in English and journalism. She works from the Tampa Bay Times headquarters in St. Petersburg, Fla.

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Katie Sanders

Pants on Fire!

The trolls capitalize on a Trump target

Half-True

Not like U.S. in the 1970s

False

Remember what the Truth-O-Meter really does

Half-True

Majority support, but not 92 percent

Recent stories from Katie Sanders

Hollywood Hills deaths after Irma prompt new regulations, but what will they do?

The tragedy at Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills has sparked multiple investigations and crisscrossing confrontations about what went wrong and what can be done to keep it from repeating.

PolitiFact Live: Parsing the Kimmel-Cassidy health care feud

PolitiFact editors talk about the news of the week. 

Fact-checking Jimmy Kimmel's reaction to the Graham-Cassidy bill

The late-night show host said one of the bill's co-sponsors, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., lied to him and the public about the protections he would build into a new health care law.

Fact-checking Donald Trump's United Nations speech

President Donald Trump spoke to the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 19, 2017, about sovereignty and how to respond to a "small group of rogue regimes." We fact-checked his remarks.

Fact-checking Hillary Clinton’s book 'What Happened'

From the health benefits of hot sauce to the scale of the Women's March, Hillary Clinton's new book is a trove of checkable claims. 

A look at the new data on income, poverty, health insurance

For data nerds, Aug. 12 was a pretty big day -- the day that the Census Bureau released its yearly statistical reports on income and poverty, and on health insurance. The newly released data covers 2016.

What's at stake in the tax debate?

With the failure over the summer to enact a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, President Donald Trump and Congress are looking to score a major legislative accomplishment this fall that can unite the Republican Party. So all eyes have turned toward tax policy.

Hurricane Irma: 5 myths about hurricane prep to forget

We've heard the one about keeping valuables in the dishwasher. But why should that, and other ideas, be avoided in a big storm?

So what is the debt ceiling all about anyway?

For something that could have a profound effect on the nation’s economy, the debt ceiling is a pretty arcane topic. But no longer! Here are 10 questions and answers designed to shine some light on the subject.

How do standards measure up at immigration detention centers? A special report

President Donald Trump plans to expand the number of faciliites detaining immigrants waiting for deportation or a resolution of their case.  John Kelly, who has Homeland Security secretary before becoming chief of staff, said standards may need to be lowered in order to contract with more local jails. But immigrant advocates say neglect and abuse already exists at detention facilities and that lowering standards may invite further violations of detention standards.