Louis Jacobson - PolitiFact Senior Correspondent

PolitiFact Senior Correspondent

Louis Jacobson is the senior correspondent for PolitiFact and a staff writer for the Tampa Bay Times. He has served as deputy editor of Roll Call and as founding editor of its legislative wire service, CongressNow. Earlier, he spent more than a decade covering politics, policy and lobbying for National Journal magazine.

  1. Insurrectionists stand outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021.
  2. The U.S. Supreme Court building is shown Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in Washington.
  3. May 4• The Buzz on Florida Politics
    Members of the Florida House of Representatives on March 10, 2022, in Tallahassee.
  4. In this file photo taken on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, Russian RS-24 Yars ballistic missiles roll in Red Square during the Victory Day military parade marking the 75th anniversary of the Nazi defeat in Moscow, Russia.
  5. Workers in protective gear exhume the bodies of civilians killed during the Russian occupation in Bucha, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, on Wednesday. Dozens of bodies of civilians said to have been executed by Russian troops have been exhumed from the mass grave.
  6. Russian President Vladimir Putin sent his military into Ukraine earlier this month, but the troop build-up began months earlier.
  7. Relatives and friends attend the funeral of Ukrainian Col. Oleg Yaschyshyn in Lviv, Ukraine, on Tuesday. Yaschyshyn was killed during Sunday's Russian missile strike on a military training base near Ukraine's western border with NATO member Poland.
  8. Mar. 14• The Buzz on Florida Politics
    An advertisement for the series "The Dropout" is shown behind a price board at a gas station in San Francisco on March 8. The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline shot up a whopping 79 cents over the past two weeks to $4.43 per gallon. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the new price exceeds by 32 cents the prior record high of $4.11 set in July 2008. Lundberg said gas prices are likely to remain high in the short term as crude oil costs soar amid global supply concerns following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Nationwide, the highest average price for regular-grade is in the San Francisco Bay area, at $5.79.
  9. Chapman University law professor John Eastman stands at left as former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani speaks in Washington at a rally in support of President Donald Trump, called the "Save America Rally" on Jan. 6, 2021. The State Bar of California says it is investigating Eastman, a lawyer for former President Donald Trump, for possibly breaking legal and ethical rules relating to the 2020 election. John Eastman is the former dean of the Chapman University law school in Southern California. He argued after the November 2020 election that former Vice President Mike Pence could overturn the election and keep Trump in power. Pence refused to do that and Trump left office. But since then, Eastman has been subpoenaed by a House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.
  10. Mar. 7• The Buzz on Florida Politics
    Russia's attack on Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant has renewed calls for NATO to impose a no-fly zone over Ukraine, despite the repeated rejection of the idea by western leaders concerned about triggering a wider war in Europe.
  11. Andrey Goncharuk, 68, a member of the territorial defense stands in the backyard of a house damaged by a Russian airstrike, according to locals, in Gorenka, outside the capital Kyiv, Ukraine, on Wednesday.
  12. The tanker Sun Arrows loads its cargo of liquefied natural gas from the Sakhalin-2 project in the port of Prigorodnoye, Russia, on Oct. 29, 2021.
  13. Registered nurse Jessalynn Dest, left, removes protective equipment and washes her hands after leaving a COVID-19 patient's room as speech therapist Sam Gibbs puts on safety clothing while preparing to see a patient in the acute care unit of Harborview Medical Center, Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, in Seattle.
  14. A Ukrainian service member listens to artillery shots standing in a trench on a position at the line of separation between Ukraine-held territory and rebel-held territory near Zolote, Ukraine, late Saturday.
  15. The White House in the background, President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021.
  16. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, is surrounded by reporters as he walks to the Senate chamber for votes, at the Capitol in Washington on June 10, 2021.
  17. Jan. 19• The Buzz on Florida Politics
    President Joe Biden pauses as he signs his first executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on Jan. 20, 2021.
  18. This Sept. 19, 2013, photo shows Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor in Newark, Del.
  19. Allison Hornbeck, VPK teacher, on left, talks with Angelo Celormy, center, and Dennasia Parker, right, as they work through an exercise during a preschool class at the Lew Williams Center for Early Learning, 901 34th St. S, on Oct. 5 in St. Petersburg.
  20. A man walks through a deserted part of Johannesburg's OR Tambo's airport, South Africa on Nov. 29.
  21. U.S. President Joe Biden speaks at the grand opening of General Motors' Detroit-Hamtramck EV Factory Zero on Nov. 17.
  22. In this image from House Television, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speaks on the House floor during debate on the Democrats' expansive social and environment bill at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, Nov. 18 in Washington.
  23. Signs in front of the Buc-ee's travel convenience center/gas station in Daytona Beach show the price of regular gasoline is .959 a gallon on Monday morning, Nov. 22.

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