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Steve Contorno is a staff writer for PolitiFact.

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The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Steve Contorno

"Washington has incentivized the militarization of local police precincts."

"In six years, (U.S. Rep. Gary) Peters introduced zero bills that became law."

"I've been here almost every day."

Says he "voted for even stronger protections (in the Violence Against Women Act) than Obama's agenda will allow."

Says Mitch McConnell voted "two times against the Violence Against Women Act."

"What (the Obama administration is) going to come out with in the next several months is you're not even going to be able to burn coal very limitedly in the existing plants."

"The president's come out with rules that say, 'No new coal-fired power plants.' "

Says U.S. Senate candidate Cory Gardner "blocked immigration reform" and "voted to deport our DREAMers."

"We would create thousands of jobs in Colorado, if the Keystone Pipeline were to be built."

"By some estimates, as few as 2 percent of the 50,000 (Central American) children who have crossed the border illegally this year have been sent home."

Recent stories from Steve Contorno
Fact-checking the Ferguson shooting

The killing of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb is raising questions about the makeup of the police department and its response to the Aug. 9 shooting.

Fact-checking Ferguson

The killing of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb is raising questions about the makeup of the police department and its response to the Aug. 9 shooting.

 

PunditFact fact-checks the Aug. 17 news shows

PunditFact looked at two claims related to the shooting in Ferguson, Mo.

Did Ferguson police officer fail to call in shooting?

That's the claim by actor Jesse Williams. We reviewed the evidence and found a murky picture.

Fact-checking Obama's rules on carbon and coal plants

The Environmental Protection Agency's new rules to curb carbon emissions have spurred concerns ranging from economic impact to the closing of coal plants. We took a look at some of the claims surrounding the EPA's regulations.

Fact-checking women's issues in the Kentucky Senate race

The Violence Against Women Act is at the center of the Kentucky Senate race between Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes. We took a look at two dueling ads in the race on the issue.

Our top 5 fact-checking reports for July 2014

Readers liked fact-checks about vacations, dictatorship, contraception, executive action and the Founding Fathers.

PolitiFact and PunditFact fact-check the debate over immigration

Politicians and talking heads have been scrambling to provide context for the surge of children from Central America -- and to assign blame.

Fact-checking Debbie Wasserman Schultz on health care court rulings

We fact-checked two claims by the Florida congresswoman related to court rulings about the Affordable Care Act.

Fact-checking DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz claims on health care

Democratic National Committe Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz made a stop at a Las Vegas news station to discuss two new rulings on the Affordable Care Act. We took a look at some of her statements.

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