Holan

Angie Drobnic Holan is the editor of PolitiFact. She previously was deputy editor, and before that a reporter for PolitiFact, helping launch the site in 2007. She was a member of the PolitiFact team that won the Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the 2008 election. She previously worked at newspapers in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana and New Mexico.

She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and a master’s of library science from the University of South Florida. Her undergraduate degree is from the Plan II liberal arts program at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a native of Louisiana and attended the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts.

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In Context: Comparing Bill Barr’s summary of Mueller's findings to the publicly released report

U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr issued a four-page summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s key findings nearly a month before publicly releasing a nearly 400-page redacted version of Mueller’s report. Now that the report is public, here’s broader context surrounding the quotes that Barr included in his summary.

Read the redacted Mueller report

Attorney General Bill Barr released a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report about Russian interference and the Trump campaign to Congress and the American people April 18, 2019. 

What does it mean when Democrats say they support reparations?

Slavery is sometimes referred to as America’s original sin. As the 2020 presidential race ramps up, Democratic candidates are talking about setting the country on a course of atonement through reparations.

In context: ‘Some people did something’

Omar was speaking about discrimination faced by Muslims and their responsibility to stand up for their own rights. She spoke on March 23, 2019, at the Council of American-Islamic Relations of Greater Los Angeles' fourth annual Valley Banquet in Woodland Hills, California. 

Same day, different story: NYT, WSJ use different frames for far-right extremism

A glance at the headlines of two major newspapers this weekend might have left readers confused about whether far-right extremism is getting worse.

Donald Trump’s tax returns: How Congress might — or might not — get them

On Fox News Sunday, acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said Democrats would "never" see President Donald Trump’s tax returns. Mulvaney was responding to House Democrats, who on April 3 sent a letter to the Internal Revenue Service commissioner asking for Trump’s returns. So the irresistible force has met the immovable object -- and observers expect that the courts will be asked to hash it all out. Let’s take a closer look at the key issues surrounding the Democratic efforts to obtain Trump’s tax returns.

Mailbag: ‘I am now starting to question your perspective’

It’s spring. The flowers are blooming, and so is the PolitiFact email inbox. Here’s a rundown of recent comments, complaints and compliments from readers.

Explaining the numbers behind the rise in reported hate crimes

FBI data suggests that hate crimes have been on the rise since 2014. However, that only captures the reported hate crimes identified by law enforcement. Results from the National Crime Victimization Survey estimate a higher number of hate crime victimizations, but they are not going up. 

Happy International Fact-Checking Day!

Don’t be fooled: The third annual International Fact-Checking Day empowers citizens around the world to sort fact from fiction. 

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.