Sunday, October 26th, 2014
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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

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PolitiFact's 9 biggest whoppers of the 2014 campaign

We select the nine biggest falsehoods we've fact-checked this election season, with claims about Islamic State, the U.S.-Mexico border, guns and women's health making the list.   • Could terrorists use Ebola to attack the United States?  • Republicans' favorite attack on incumbent Democrats: their loyalty to Obama in votes • PolitiFact Georgia: Georgia's economy and the race for governor

Fact-checking the Florida governor's debate on CNN

Moderator Jake Tapper quizzed former Gov. Charlie Crist and current Gov. Rick Scott on topics like Ebola, executions and Florida State football.    • PunditFact: Pew study finds Rush Limbaugh least trustworthy news source • PolitiFact Wisconsin: Fact-checking Friday's governor's debate • PolitiFact Florida: Did the rules of the second debate say there would be no fan?

Fact-checking the third Florida governor's debate

CNN hosted a nationally televised debate between Rick Scott and Charlie Crist, their final face-off before Election Day. We checked the facts.

PolitiFact Florida previews the Florida governor's debate

Rick Scott and Charlie Crist are starting to repeat their talking points; here's your fact-checking guide to their favorite lines. The two debate again Wednesday night at 7 p.m. ET.   • PunditFact: A Pants on Fire for Donald Trump • PolitiFact Virginia: Solving the mystery of the no-tax pledge • ISIS fighters caught at the U.S.-Mexico border? Pants on Fire

Previewing the second Florida governor's debate

The candidates are starting to repeat themselves, using their favorite talking points over and over. Here's your fact-checking guide to their favorite lines.

Previewing the Kentucky U.S. Senate debate

We look back at claims we've checked from both Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes.    • PolitiFact Virginia: Get the facts from Monday night's Senate debate • PunditFact: Fact-checking the Oct. 12 news shows • PolitiFact Wisconsin: Burke, Walker wield truth as tool in first debate • PolitiFact Florida: Fact-checking the Florida governor's debate on Telemundo

Top 5 most popular fact-checks for September 2014

Readers liked our fact-checks on the Islamic State, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and Saturday Night Live. 

The Kentucky U.S. Senate race: the fact-checks so far

A look back at the fact-checks in the Kentucky Senate race between Republican Mitch McConnell and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes.

10 fact-checks about climate change

We’re looking back at 10 of our recent fact-checks on climate change in light of the United Nations summit in New York this week.   • Browse all of our fact-checks on climate change.

Fact-checking the Sept. 21 news shows

The discussion turns to President Barack Obama's plan to combat the Islamic State and Americans' addiction to the NFL.