Katie Sanders

PolitiFact deputy editor

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 journalism and English. She works from the Tampa Bay Times headquarters in St. Petersburg, Fla.


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A guide to the attacks on Patrick Murphy’s resume

A PAC supporting Marco Rubio says that Patrick Murphy has distorted his business record and educational background. We sort out the facts.  

It's not just Orlando. Scott often fails with FEMA requests

Florida’s requests for federal assistance in emergencies and disasters are denied much more than the national average.

Fact-checking Donald Trump's speech calling Hillary Clinton 'a world-class liar'

After Hillary Clinton warned that Donald Trump would wreck the economy, Trump hit back, blasting Clinton's judgement and character. We examine 27 of Trump's charges. 

Fact-checking Hillary Clinton's economic speech about Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton gave a speech on economic policy and spent most of her time going after Donald Trump. She made dozens of claims. We got started on checking a quite a few, and we'll add more soon.

World Refugee Day: Refugee claims and U.S. politics

Donald Trump has made a number of claims about refugees. To mark International Refugee Day, we've reviewed a few from his file, along with some about refugees and poverty, and which country is doing the most to help them.

PolitiFact Florida Top 5 in May 2016

Gov. Rick Scott’s spat with California and claims by and about Donald Trump led our fact-checks in April.  

Fact-checking Hillary Clinton's blistering attacks on Donald Trump's foreign policy

Hillary Clinton tore into Donald Trump for his past remarks about Russia, prisoners of war like John McCain and climate change. But not all of her attacks told the full story.

PolitiFact's Top 5 for May 2016

Our most popular reports featured Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump -- including the fact-check that got a shout-out from comedian John Oliver. 

Is California’s Capitol 'second only to Disneyland' among visitors?

It's a claim floating around Sacramento. We wanted to see if it held up. New! Newt Gingrich offends history, claims Trump's timeline to becoming GOP nominee is historic

Fact-checking the U.S. Senate candidates from Florida

We put several statements from hopefuls looking to fill Marco Rubio’s seat to the Truth-O-Meter test.