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Moorhead

Molly Moorhead

Pasco Editor

Molly Moorhead is the Pasco Editor for the Tampa Bay Times. Previously, she was a staff writer with PolitiFact. As a reporter, she factchecked the 2012 presidential election.

Email: moorhead@tampabay.com

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Molly Moorhead

Mostly True

Many caveats to NRA's support

Kathleen Murphy
Kathleen Murphy

"The NRA supported background checks..."

— PolitiFact Virginia

Mostly False

Has bipartisan support inside and outside Congress

Half-True

The numbers on but intent is off

 National Republican Congressional Committee
National Republican Congressional Committee

Obamacare includes a "$700 billion cut from Medicare for seniors."

Mostly False

Glitzing up two time shares

 Citizens for Fairness
Citizens for Fairness

Amanda Murphy has "two vacation homes around the world."

— PolitiFact Florida

Half-True

Depends on definition of "fix"

Full Flop

New Democrat gets on bandwagon

Charlie Crist
Charlie Crist

On support for gay marriage

— PolitiFact Florida

Recent stories from Molly Moorhead

Twelve key fact-checks on immigration and executive action

President Barack Obama has unveiled his plan to prevent deportations for a broad swath of people living in the United States illegally. We selected 12 key fact-checks to give readers the basics on immigration and executive action. 

12 key fact-checks on immigration and executive action

President Barack Obama has unveiled a plan to prevent deportations for a broad swath of people living in the United States illegally. We selected 12 key fact-checks to give readers the basics on immigration and executive action. 

Jeb Bush on the Truth-O-Meter

As former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush contemplates a bid for president, we look back on his claims about education, immigration and the economy on the eve of his national education summit.   • Jonathan Gruber mentions on TV: Fox News 779, MSNBC 79 • Fact-checking the Keystone pipeline

Fact-checking Jeb Bush, possible presidential contender

As former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush contemplates a bid for president, we look back on his claims about education, immigration and the economy on the eve of his national education summit.

Fact-checking the candidates in the U.S. House special election to replace Bill Young

The race to fill the late U.S. Rep Bill Young's open House seat has become a national campaign, thanks to outside money from both parties and special interest groups. We go over the biggest claims concerning the candidates and suss out how accurately issues have been presented in the special election. Voters weigh in during a special election on Tuesday.

Fact-checking Florida's special election for the U.S. House

The race to fill the late U.S. Rep Bill Young's open House seat in Florida has become a national campaign, thanks to outside money from both parties and special interest groups. We go over the biggest claims concerning the candidates and suss out how accurately issues have been presented in the special election. Voters weigh in during a special election on Tuesday.

Attack ad on Obamacare revives talking points old and new

An ad from the National Republican Congressional Committee attacks Alex Sink, a Democrat running for Congress in Florida, for supporting the health care law. We put its claims to our Truth-O-Meter. 

Fact-checking immigration: A year-end report

In 2013, the U.S. Senate passed immigration legislation, but it died in the House. Along the way, we rated plenty of claims from all sides.

Fact-checking guns: A year-end report

In 2013, the aftermath of events like the Newtown, Conn., school shooting and the death of Trayvon Martin in Florida put a national spotlight on the guns debate.

Fact-checking immigration: PolitiFact's year-end report

In 2013, the U.S. Senate passed immigration reform, but it died in the House. Along the way, we rated plenty of claims on both sides.