Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
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 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

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.

Pasco House race mailers stretch truth to attack opponents

The campaign to succed Mike Fasano in the Florida House of Representatives takes a deceptive turn thanks to a couple of campaign mailers. 

Fact-checking claims about Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, has triggered an avalanche of political rhetoric over the past few years. PolitiFact and PolitiFact Georgia have been keeping tabs on that complex debate, trying to parse truth from fiction.

Digging deeper on gun background check legislation

Votes on gun background checks are being turned into TV ads around the country. We look more closely at the details behind the amendments fueling the debate.

Mailbag, Facebook edition: 'Stick to the definition of investigation'

Readers sound off on our latest checks about discrimination protection for gay people, the attacks in Benghazi, court-martialing Christian soldiers, and categorizing injury by turkey.