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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.

Email: ksanders@tampabay.com

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Katie Sanders

False

Jobs claim derailed in 2011

Charlie Crist
Charlie Crist

Says high-speed rail would have created 60,000 jobs.

— PolitiFact Florida

Mostly True

O'Reilly's appearances are a ratings factor

Half-True

Perhaps in the nation, but not in Florida

Half-True

You can't lay all the blame on any one governor

False

ISIS is small, but not Double A small

Half Flip

A partial change of position

Charlie Crist
Charlie Crist

On the economic stimulus.

— PolitiFact Florida

Recent stories from Katie Sanders

Pew study finds Rush Limbaugh least trustworthy news source

Pew surveyed people's views about 36 news outlets. Rush Limbaugh ranked as the least trustworthy. • Revisiting Reza Aslan's response to Bill Maher about female genital mutilation • A few words to those who think George Will was right about Ebola going airborne through a sneeze • Top 5 falsehoods about Ebola

Revisiting Reza Aslan's response to Bill Maher about female genital mutilation

Readers had questions about a recent item, so we followed up on Reza Aslan's claim that female genital mutilation is a "central African problem." Here's where it also occurs, though to what extent is not clear.

PunditFact fact-checks the Oct. 19 news shows

One pundit criticized the media for Ebola fear-mongering, another claimed the virus could spread through the air.   • PolitiFact Wisconsin: Fact-checking Friday's governor's debate •  Reviewing the numbers on Ebola vaccine research and NIH funding cuts • Top 5 falsehoods about Ebola

Fact-checking the Oct. 19 news shows

One pundit criticized the media for Ebola fear-mongering, another claimed the virus could spread through the air.   • A few words to those who think George Will was right about Ebola going airborne through a sneeze • Top 5 falsehoods about Ebola • Fact-checking Fox, MSNBC and CNN: PunditFact's network scorecards

Fact-checking the second Florida governor's debate

Charlie Crist and Rick Scott debated for the second time on Wednesday night, after controversy over a cooling fan. We checked the facts. 

PunditFact fact-checks the Oct. 12 news shows

The Sunday shows stoked fears that Ebola could spread further in the United States. • Candidates for governor debate in Florida, Wisconsin

Fact-checking the Oct. 12 news shows

The Sunday shows stoked fears that Ebola could spread further in the United States. • Fact-checking the fallout from Bill Maher's Muslim monologue • Fact-checking Fox, MSNBC and CNN: PunditFact's network scorecards  

Fact-checking the Florida governor's debate on Telemundo

Rick Scott and Charlie Crist faced off in their first debate of 2014 at Telemundo's studios in Miramar. 

PunditFact previews the Oct. 12 Sunday shows

PunditFact gives you the first look at the 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.

PunditFact: Fact-checking the fallout from Bill Maher's Muslim monologue

The comments about Islam from comedian, social critic, atheist and cable talk show host Bill Maher continue to stir reactions across the TV dial and across the political spectrum.   • PolitiFact Florida previews the governor's debate between Charlie Crist and Rick Scott. • PolitiFact Wisconsin fact-checks TV ads about Gov. Scott Walker's position on abortion. • Sign up for the PolitiFact email newsletter.