Sean Gorman

PolitiFact Reporter

Sean Gorman is a PolitiFact reporter with the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Email: sgorman@timesdispatch.com

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Sean Gorman

Mostly True

Border apprehensions down over 12 years

Full Flop

Now backs Clinton's position to ban drilling

Mostly False

Nixon released tax returns while president, not on campaign trail

Half-True

Obama raised some levies, extended cuts on other taxes

Recent stories from Sean Gorman

Fact-checking the NBC 'commander-in-chief' forum

We fact-checked the NBC town hall forum featuring Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Earth Day 2016: 6 things to know about climate change

On this Earth Day, we look back on some of our recent fact-checks on climate change.

Obama's reply to Castro's criticism open to interpretation

A look at Rep. Rob Wittman's claim that Obama thanked Cuban president for criticizing the U.S.

Is the Trump Winery the largest winery on the East Coast?

Trump says it is. But PolitiFact Virginia found wineries that were huger!   Donate $1, help us unlock $15,000 to expand our 2016 fact-checking

On violent crime and concealed gun permit holders

Gov. Terry McAuliffe says, "In Virginia history, in the last 24 years, there has not been one instance of an individual with a concealed carry (permit) who has come into Virginia and harmed a Virginian." But the statistics don't exist.

Live fact-checking the Iowa Republican presidential debate

Trump or no Trump, the show went on tonight in Iowa. Find out what the candidates said, and how true their claims were.

Happy CRUZ Year?

For Ted Cruz, the Texan bidding for president, this year could be huge.   See his Truth-O-Meter report card.   Warm up with his trio of True claims...

Checking in on Bernie Sanders’ Truth-O-Meter record

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will make his Tonight Show debut this evening. How has he fared on the Truth-O-Meter so far? 

Barack Obama hasn't said “radical Islamic terrorism”

Per Ted Cruz, Barack Obama won’t say a certain term. "President Obama will not identify, he literally will not utter the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism,’" Cruz recently said, "and as matter of policy, nobody in the administration will say the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism.’"   That’s True, PolitiFact Virginia concluded.   See Ted Cruz’s full Truth-O-Meter report card.

How have the Democratic candidates fared on the Truth-O-Meter?

The Democratics take the debate stage Oct. 13, 2015. Here's how Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and the gang have done so far on the Truth-O-Meter. FOLLOW OUR LIVE FACT-CHECKING OF THE FIRST DEBATE STARTING AT 8:30 P.M.