Sherman

Amy Sherman is a staff writer with PolitiFact based in South Florida. She was part of the team that launched PolitiFact Florida in 2010 and was part of the PolitiFact team during the 2016 election. She previously worked as a staff writer for the Miami Herald and the St. Paul Pioneer Press. A native of Amherst, Mass., she graduated with a history degree from Macalester College in St. Paul.

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Amy Sherman

Recent stories from Amy Sherman

Unpacking the spin from Democrats, GOP over which side is blocking hurricane relief for Puerto Rico

Each senator blamed the opposing party for holding up relief funding for Puerto Rico. Here’s what’s going on.

Are New Yorkers really fleeing to Florida over taxes?

Sen. Rick Scott lacks evidence that taxes are driving migration.

All of the people facing charges from Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling

A look back at who has already been indicted or convicted stemming from Robert Mueller’s investigation

Donald Trump doesn’t think white nationalism is on the rise. Data show otherwise

Data show a rise in far-right extremism in recent years

Donald Trump says Jews are leaving the Democratic Party, but there’s no proof

Amid the fallout over comments by U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Trump said Jews are abandoning the Democratic party. But Jews have voted overwhelmingly Democratic for decades.

The DeSant-O-Meter: Tracking the campaign promises of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

We are tracking 15 promises Gov. Ron DeSantis made in his 2018 campaign.

How hard is it for Venezuelans to get asylum in the U.S.?

Florida Democrats say half of Venezuelans’ asylum claims are denied. We found partial data that supports the claim — but the denial rate isn't unique to Venezuela.

House Democrats and HR 1: Voting rights expansion or federal power grab?

HR 1 has drawn strong reactions from those on opposite sides of battles over laws about voting rights

Fact-checking the State of the Union for 2019

PolitiFact is fact-checking the State of the Union on Feb. 5, 2019. 

Fact-checking Michael Bennet’s speech about the government shutdown

When it became Sen. Michael Bennet's turn to speak on the Senate floor about the record-long government shutdown, the Colorado Democrat said he had had enough of criticism from Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. Bennet made several pointed claims about Cruz and his voting record, the deficit, China’s accomplishments in space, and the dim view most Americans have of Congress. Here's a fact-checked recap of Bennet's claims.