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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

Pants on Fire!

A rap battle straight out of the 15th century

False

It's actually stabilized in recent years.

Recent stories from Lauren Carroll

Fact-checking the South Carolina GOP debate

The GOP field moves to South Carolina ahead of the Palmetto State's Feb. 20 primary. Side by side. See how the remaining Republicans perform on PolitiFact's Truth-O-Meter.  The Dems. Looking back at Thursday's Democratic debate.

What did Hillary Clinton tell the families of people who lost their lives in Benghazi?

Marco Rubio says repeatedly that Clinton "lied" to the Benghazi families. But a review of the evidence shows a case of conflicting recollections.   Launching PolitiFact Global News Service: Read about a new feature on our website will focus on claims about global health and development in partnership with Africa Check.

Candidates fan out ahead of New Hampshire vote

A Saturday night GOP debate and a fresh round of Sunday shows gave PolitiFact plenty to examine ahead of the Tuesday New Hampshire primary.   Live fact-checking the Republican New Hampshire presidential debate Fact-checking the New Hampshire Democratic debate

Live fact-checking the Republican New Hampshire presidential debate

The Republicans met face-to-face for the final time ahead of Tuesday's New Hampshire primary. See how their claims rate on the Truth-O-Meter.

Live fact-checking the Republican New Hampshire presidential debate

The Republicans met face-to-face for the final time ahead of Tuesday's New Hampshire primary. See how their claims rate on the Truth-O-Meter.

PolitiFact's guide to Republican-on-Republican attacks

The Iowa caucuses are over the GOP race and the rivalries will likely intensify. But which attacks are based in fact and which are baseless accusations? 

Fact-checking the Jan. 31 Sunday shows

We look at Ted Cruz's attack on Donald Trump and Marco Rubio's defense of his immigration record, from interviews on Meet the Press. 

Live fact-checking the Iowa Republican presidential debate

Trump or no Trump, the show went on tonight in Iowa. Find out what the candidates said, and how true their claims were.

PolitiFact fact-checks the Jan. 24 shows

Meet the Press host Chuck Todd grills Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders about their chances in the Iowa caucuses on Feb. 1.

Fact-checking Trump, Sanders on the Jan. 24 shows

Trump responds to an aggessive ad from Sen. Ted Cruz about Trump wanting to bulldoze a widow's home. In the Democratic fight, Sanders says Trump is beatable and had an unusual theory about climate change.   What happened when fact-checkers left their desks to go to Iowa