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Katie Sanders is the managing editor of PolitiFact. Previously, she fact-checked talking heads and opinion-shapers for PunditFact as well as the Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott for PolitiFact Florida, reporting from the Tallahassee bureau of the Tampa Bay Times and Miami Herald. She is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she majored in English and journalism.

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The Stump Speech Analyzer: Donald Trump

We fact-checked one of Donald Trump’s stump speeches. Here’s what we found.  

Fact-checking Donald Trump's campaign rally in Wildwood, New Jersey

President Donald Trump visited Wildwood, New Jersey, Jan. 28, rallying supporters and rewarding a member of Congress who flipped from Democrat to Republican.

Fact-checking the impeachment defense of Donald Trump

We fact-checked claims President Donald Trump's legal defense team made during the Senate trial.

When PolitiFact hit the road to cover the Iowa caucuses

We consider it a crucial part of our mission to give voters information about the statements candidates make about their own biographies, their positions on public policy, and attacks against other politicians. But in January, it was time to get up close and personal.

Fact-checking Pete Buttigieg’s Fox News town hall in Des Moines, Iowa

During a Fox News town hall in Des Moines, former Mayor Pete Buttigieg pushed back against criticism that he is too young to be the president and argued that he is the Democrat who is best positioned to reach out to a broad swath of Americans.

Fact-checking Amy Klobuchar in Waterloo, Iowa

Despite polling below the top tier of Iowa caucus hopefuls, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., drew a near-capacity crowd to a ballroom in Waterloo, Iowa, on Jan. 26 to hear her vision for a post-Donald Trump presidency.

Fact-checking Elizabeth Warren in Davenport, Iowa

We fact-checked Elizabeth Warren’s town hall in Davenport, Iowa where she made statements about gun background checks, her own college’s costs and marijuana arrests.

We fact-checked the Democrats' closing push in Iowa before the caucuses

The Democrats running for president fanned out across Iowa during the penultimate weekend before the state caucuses Feb. 3.

Fact-checking hoaxes and conspiracies about the coronavirus

Misinformation about the coronavirus has particularly taken root in Facebook groups for anti-vaccine advocates and believers in QAnon.

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s new video listing presidential achievements

A new White House video lauds President Donald Trump for accomplishments he’s made during his time in office. We fact-checked some claims that were false, misleading or lacking context.