Morris Kennedy

Morris Kennedy is the former deputy government and politics editor at the St. Petersburg Times, now the Tampa Bay Times.

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Morris Kennedy

Mostly False

What about jobs saved by the new regulations?


The old pay gap, it ain't what it used to be.


Very good year for GOP, but there have been better

Mostly True

At least not the way the budget process is today

Recent stories from Morris Kennedy

Lie of the Year generates more discussion

Nothing we've published before has generated this much debate. Our 2010 Lie of the Year continues to prompt editorials, letters to the editor and a speech on the House floor.

PolitiFact's wildest and wackiest claims of 2010

We checked lots of strange claims in 2010. We're not sure why so many of them involved animals.

Tracking President Obama's tax promises

We continue our work reconciling the bipartisan tax law with Obama's campaign promises.

Mailbag: 'The good stuff overcomes the annoyance'

Readers sound off our recent reports on Rand Paul, Paul Krugman, Barack Obama and Sarah Palin. And a few say "Thanks!"  

Rick Scott, Florida's new governor

After a high-spending campaign with mostly his own money, Republican Rick Scott narrowly won election to become Florida's next governor. Here's a look back through our fact-checking eyes at what he said, and what others said about him.

Marco Rubio, Florida's new U.S. senator

After leading in the polls for months, Republican Marco Rubio handily won election to become Florida's next U.S. senator. Here's a look back through our fact-checking eyes at what he said, and what others said about him. 

Fact-checking Austan Goolsbee

The new head of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers answers questions on "This Week with Christiane Amanpour" -- and makes his debut with the Truth-O-Meter.

PolitiFact turns 3!

We review the highlights (and some oddities) of our first three years.

Obama keeps his promise on getting combat troops out of Iraq

Plans for Iraq unfold much as Obama described during the 2008 campaign.

Checking Democrats on Fiscal Policy

We look at the political dynamics behind the tug of war over the deficit, Social Security, taxes and spending.