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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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Recent stories from Katie Sanders

What happened at the immigration meeting between Trump, bipartisan lawmakers

President Donald Trump offered a surprising look into his talks with bipartisan lawmakers on immigration policy, allowing television cameras to capture about 54 minutes of discussion at a Jan. 9 White House meeting about the fate of immigrants known as "Dreamers."

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s economic speech in Nashville

President Donald Trump likes talking about how great the economy is, a theme he expounded on when he flew to Nashville on Jan. 8 to address the American Farm Bureau Federation. He addressed many topics we have previously fact-checked and others we haven’t, with a mix of accuracy. Here’s an assessment of factual claims from his speech.

Fact-checking Gov. Rick Scott's final State of the State address

Of course, Scott touted his efforts over the last seven years to bring more jobs to the state — even cracking a joke about his passion project.

A fact-checker's guide to Michael Wolff's 'Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House'

A new book about President Donald Trump raises significant questions about transparency and sourcing. 

How Donald Trump, Barack Obama compare on the stock market

President Trump likes to tout the stock market’s growth on his watch. How does he compare to his predecessors?

What to know before the start of the 2018 legislative session

Members of the Republican-dominated Legislature have their sights set on establishing a scholarship program to help kids who have been bullied, stiffening a ban on texting while driving, and writing a budget that doesn’t raise taxes — among hundreds of other ideas.

How trustworthy are the polls, more than a year after the 2016 election?

In many people’s minds, the polls were flat wrong in 2016. Actually, it’s more complicated than that.

How did St. Petersburg mayor Rick Kriseman do on his campaign promises?

PolitiFact Florida launched the Krise-O-Meter four years ago to track Kriseman’s 2013 campaign promises about the pier, the Tampa Bay Rays stadium and a slew of local initiatives. How did he do?

Mailbag: ‘Please clean up your act’

It’s the holiday season, and our email inbox in recent weeks has been full of lumps of coal -- as well as the occasional treat. Here’s a rundown of recent reader critiques, edited for length and clarity.

Donald Trump's misleading claims in the Kate Steinle case, fact-checked

President Donald Trump has not held back in his disapproval of the verdict in Kate Steinle's case, but his overall objections to the case have not always been supported by facts, such as his characterization of the shooter’s previous offenses as "violent."