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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.

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Why economists are skeptical that U.S. can grow by 3 percent

When President Donald Trump’s budget director, Mick Mulvaney, released the administration’s budget proposal on May 23, he emphasized that the administration believes that three percent annual growth is a reachable goal. But economists are skeptical.

Fact-checking Montana politician Greg Gianforte's account of clash with Guardian reporter

A Montana Republican vying for an open House seat now faces assault charges for allegedly body-slamming a reporter a day before a Montana special election.

PolitiFact Live for May 25: Orb edition

Our weekly look at fact-checks of Donald Trump and fake news.

Russia, Trump, Turkey: Detailing Michael Flynn's fall

Michael Flynn's brief stint in the White House as Donald Trump's national security adviser has created headache after headache for the new administration. Here's a list of what he did, and when, based on reports.

Donald Trump extended Temporary Protected Status for Haitians. Here's what that means

President Donald Trump’s administration has extended an immigration designation that benefits about 50,000 Haitians in the United States. Haiti's Temporary Protected Status designation was extended through Jan. 22, 2018.

PolitiFact Live! for May 18

PolitiFact staffers discuss the truth behind the week in news. The show airs live at 11:30 a.m. ET Thursday on Facebook.

Who is Robert Mueller? New special counsel leading Russian investigation

The U.S. Department of Justice on May 17 named former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel charged to investigate claims that Russia meddled in the 2016 election.

Obstruction of justice, presidential immunity, impeachment: What you need to know

We wanted to examine three key questions surrounding Trump’s legal situation. First, does the information revealed so far offer a plausible case that Trump committed obstruction of justice? Second, can a sitting president even be criminally prosecuted? And third, what does all this mean for possible impeachment proceedings?

PolitiFact Sheet: Jared Kushner, Kushner Companies, EB-5 visas and Chinese investors

A widely criticized immigrant investor program is back in the spotlight after the sister of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, courted investors for a family real estate project.

Can presidents secretly record White House conversations? Yes

On the morning of May 12, 2017, President Donald Trump tweeted, "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" Already primed to look at the parallels between Trump’s presidency and Richard Nixon’s, observers jumped on the suggestion that Trump could be following Nixon’s lead in secretly taping conversations in the White House. We wondered: Would it be within Trump’s legal rights to conduct secret taping in the White House?