Friday, July 31st, 2015
Contorno

Steve Contorno

PolitiFact Staff Writer

Steve Contorno is a staff writer for PolitiFact. He previously covered Congress and Virginia politics for the Washington Examiner as well as state and local governments in Wisconsin for the Green Bay Press-Gazette. A native of the Chicago suburbs, Steve graduated from the University of Illinois with a bachelor's degree in news-editorial journalism and a minor in political science, and holds a master's degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois-Springfield, where he covered the Illinois legislature for the Chicago Sun-Times.

Email: scontorno@politifact.com

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Steve Contorno

Half-True

The data only goes back to the 1970s

Mostly False

Eighteen permanent employees were fired

Mostly True

Florida's tax burden is indeed low

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Hillary Clinton came to Atlanta on Thursday to raise campaign cash, but left without speaking to reporters. She has, however, spent some time on the PolitiFact Truth-O-Meter over the years. So we thought it would be a good time to review a few of those fact-checks on key issues broached by the former Secretary of State and Democratic candidate for president. Summaries of those fact-checks follow.

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We take a look at what Bush told Fox’s Megyn Kelly about what he and his potential Democratic rival would have done about Iraq.

Fact-checking claims about same-sex marriage

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments about same-sex marriage bans. PolitiFact has fact-checked multiple claims related to the topic.

Marco Rubio on the Truth-O-Meter

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Fact-checking Sen. Marco Rubio

Rubio announced that he will run for president in 2016. We look back at his statements about immigration, climate change, Obamacare and other topics.

Fact-checking a deal with Iran

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