Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Happy 10th birthday, PolitiFact! Here's how Florida politicians have rated

PolitiFact is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this month, with more than 13,500 fact-checks in its archive.

Editor Angie Holan explains what has changed about our process and what we've learned since the Tampa Bay Times launched fact-checking website in 2007 in this column

PolitiFact has partnerships with about a dozen states, including with the Times and Miami Herald to fact-check Florida politicians. As a result, Gov. Rick Scott and Sen. Marco Rubio are two of PolitiFact's 10 most-fact-checked politicians.

Of all fact-checks, 1,381 appeared in PolitiFact Florida, which started in March 2010. The graphic shows how Florida-centric statements have landed on the Truth-O-Meter. 

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Broncos' Shane Ray far from ready to concede job to new kid

Broncos' Shane Ray far from ready to concede job to new kid

Broncos pass-rusher Shane Ray is helping rookie Bradley Chubb get up to speed but won't easily surrender his job
Updated: 1 hour ago
Bitter, expensive fight for Arkansas court seat to drag on

Bitter, expensive fight for Arkansas court seat to drag on

A bitter and expensive fight for an Arkansas Supreme Court seat that drew more than $1 million in outside spending will drag on for another six months
Updated: 1 hour ago
Zunino, Heredia lead Mariners to 3-2 win over A's in 10

Zunino, Heredia lead Mariners to 3-2 win over A's in 10

Mike Zunino hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning and Guillermo Heredia doubled home the go-ahead run in the 10th as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Oakland Athletics 3-2
Updated: 1 hour ago
Democrats relieved after Houston candidate loses in Texas

Democrats relieved after Houston candidate loses in Texas

A liberal outsider who founded an activist group against President Donald Trump lost her insurgent bid for the Democratic nomination for a U.S. House seat in Houston
Updated: 1 hour ago
Takuma Sato back to defend Indy 500 victory with new team

Takuma Sato back to defend Indy 500 victory with new team

The billboards went up all over Japan when Takuma Sato held off Helio Castroneves in a dramatic Indy 500, becoming the first driver from his nation to win one of motorsport's pinnacle events
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Everest female record-setter wants to be an inspiration

Everest female record-setter wants to be an inspiration

The most successful female climber of Mount Everest who just returned from her ninth ascent of the highest peak says she wants to be an inspiration to all women so they too can achieve their dreams
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Everest female record-setter wants to be an inspiration

Everest female record-setter wants to be an inspiration

The most successful female climber of Mount Everest who just returned from her ninth ascent of the highest peak says she wants to be an inspiration to all women so they too can achieve their dreams
Updated: 1 hour ago
As retirement approaches, is Danica Patrick a Hall of Famer?

As retirement approaches, is Danica Patrick a Hall of Famer?

As Danica Patrick's retirement approaches, the possibility of Hall of Fame honors for the history-making driver has become an interesting topic
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Bitter, expensive fight for Arkansas court seat to drag on

Bitter, expensive fight for Arkansas court seat to drag on

A bitter and expensive fight for an Arkansas Supreme Court seat that drew more than $1 million in outside spending will drag on for another six months
Updated: 1 hour ago
Jets' Donahue says 30-day stay in rehab was 'life-changing'

Jets' Donahue says 30-day stay in rehab was 'life-changing'

New York Jets linebacker Dylan Donahue feels fortunate to have a second chance after 'life-changing' 30-day rehab stay
Updated: 1 hour ago