Katie Sanders

PunditFact Staff Writer

Katie Sanders is a PunditFact staff writer based in St. Petersburg, Fla. Before PunditFact, she wrote for PolitiFact Florida 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 journalism and English.


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In Context: What Kevin McCarthy said about Hillary Clinton and Benghazi

Democrats have been making hay out of comments from U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., who has now dropped out of the running for speaker of the House. We wanted to look at exactly what he said about the Select Committee on Benghazi.

Were more preschoolers shot and killed in 2013 than police officers?

Checking out New York Times columnist Nick Kristof's stirring stat.

Checking in on Hillary Clinton's Truth-O-Meter record

PolitiFact has fact-checked the Democratic presidential candidate 125 times. How do her claims stack up on the Truth-O-Meter?

PunditFact fact-checks the Oct. 4 Sunday shows

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump defended his recent call to send back Syrian refugees if elected president by saying they are mostly men whose backgrounds we don't know. George Stephanopoulos said half of the refugees are children. Who's right?

Fact-checking the Oct. 4 Sunday shows

An out-of-date statistic for guns sold without a background check is back in the conversation as pundits assess what could have been done to prevent the tragic community college shooting in Roseburg, Ore. Also, Donald Trump talks Syrian refugees.

PolitiFact's top 5 most-read articles in September 2015

The list of most-clicked stories in September was dominated by questionable social-media posts on Democratic candidates and an Alaskan mountain, as well as the second Republican debate and the Iran nuclear deal.  

PunditFact previews the Sept. 27 Sunday shows

Every Friday, PunditFact gives you the first look at guests on the Sunday news shows. On Sunday, we see if what they said is true. You can read how they fared here or weekly in the Daily Beast.

Checking Ted Cruz, Stephen Colbert on the CBS 'Late Show'

Two fact checks bubbled up from Ted Cruz's appearance on CBS with Stephen Colbert.

Fact-checking Stephen Colbert's interview with Ted Cruz about Reagan

The Gipper's legacy emerged as a source for claims made on Colbert's new show, The Late Show. 

Fact-checking the namesake of Pope Francis on his U.S. visit

A couple days before the pope's historic U.S. visit, an ABC pundit claims Pope Francis is named for a saint who "basically reached out to Muslims." Is it true?