Carroll

Lauren Carroll

Staff writer

Lauren Carroll is a PolitiFact staff writer based in Washington. Before PolitiFact, she held internships with the Tampa Bay Times in St. Petersburg, Fla., and the News and Observer in Raleigh, N.C. She is a 2014 graduate of Duke University, where she majored in political science.

Email: lcarroll@politifact.com

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Lauren Carroll

Recent stories from Lauren Carroll

Russia and its influence on the presidential election

One of the most pervasive narratives of the presidential race was that Russian President Vladimir Putin was trying to upend the election — in a way that helped President-elect Donald Trump.

PolitiFact's guide to navigating politics on Thanksgiving

Be honest with yourself: Politics is on the table this holiday season, like it or not. The best advice we have is to try keeping the conversation rooted in reality. Here’s PolitiFact’s guide to navigating politics on Thanksgiving.

Hillary Clinton's latest email controversy, what we know

It seemed the controversy over Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server reached a standstill in July after FBI Director James Comey said she should not be prosecuted. But a letter Comey sent to Congress Oct. 28 has thrust Clinton’s questionable email setup back into the headlines, with just over a week to go until Election Day.  We have 11 questions (and answers) to get you up to speed on the latest developments.

Hillary Clinton’s top 10 most misleading claims

PolitiFact has been fact-checking Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton since we launched in 2007. Over that time, she has proven herself to be a careful speaker. Like all politicians, however, she sometimes stretches the truth.

Are the Clinton WikiLeaks emails doctored, or are they authentic?

Hillary Clinton and her campaign have sought to cast doubt on the authenticity of thousands of emails leaked by WikiLeaks. Have they been altered?

10 misleading Trump attack lines from the WikiLeaks email dump

WikiLeaks’ release of thousands of internal emails from Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has provided Donald Trump a new line of attack in the presidential campaign.

Factsheet: Donald Trump’s tax returns

Donald Trump has said repeatedly that there isn’t much new information to learn in his tax returns. Yet just three pages of his 1995 tax returns, uncovered by the New York Times this past weekend, reveal significant facts.  

Los hechos detrás del primer debate presidencial entre Clinton y Trump

PolitiFact analizó en vivo el debate entre los candidatos a la Presidencia de Estados Unidos. Cambio climático, declaraciones de impuestos y datos de violencia, algunos de los temas en este resumen de los chequeos realizados. El sitio argentino Chequeado.com produjo​ una traducción.

Trump, Clinton debate fact-checks (a running collection)

PolitiFact's running blog of fact-checks at the first presidential debate.

Fact-checking the first Trump, Clinton presidential debate

The staff of PolitiFact live fact-checks the first 2016 presidential debate.