Katie Sanders is the deputy 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.

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Katie Sanders

Recent stories from Katie Sanders

Increase in murders by immigrants in Tulsa?

In a radio interview, Tulsa's homicide chief said he'd seen an increase in murders by immigrants. We looked at the details. There were two last year and the year before that. Amounting to about 2 percent of all murders.

Fact-checking Donald Trump's tweetstorm about Mueller, Russia

Over St. Patrick’s Day weekend, President Donald Trump went on a tweetstorm criticizing the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Here’s a look at where Trump had a point and where his tweets were either misleading or wrong.

An ICE spokesman resigned after Trump criticized the Oakland mayor. Here's why

What made the usual conflict between the Trump administration and a liberal mayor more noteworthy is that a spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement quit over it.  PolitiFact is unable to independently confirm if hundreds of criminals missed arrest because of the mayor’s tip. But we wanted to look at the administration's claims and the spokesman’s criticism of the talking points.

Dog in overhead bin? Feds let airlines set pet travel policies

You’re on a plane. Is it against the law to put your pet in an overhead bin? In the wake of a dog’s death, we inquired.

NRA lawsuit says new Florida gun law hurts women

The NRA argues the new age requirements, enacted after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, affect the constitutional rights of young women in particular.  

Fact-checking Broward Sheriff Scott Israel’s 'fact-checks' about Parkland shooting

The Broward Sheriff’s Office pushed back against claims about its handling of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas and how it responded to previous calls about Nikolas Cruz. We fact-checked its fact checks.

Understanding Poland's ‘Holocaust law’

A controversial new Polish law that criminalizes the attribution of blame for Nazi crimes to Poland is, inspiring criticism from historians, Israel and the U.S. State Department alike. Could it be used as a form of Holocaust denial? PolitiFact decided to take a closer look.

PolitiFact fact-checks Darkest Hour, Dunkirk, The Post

We look at the accuracy at some of the Oscar nominees for best picture. 

Casey Cagle's tweet on Delta, the NRA and tax breaks. Is it legal?

Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle vowed to kill any legislation that would benefit Delta Air Lines if the Atlanta-based company did not backtrack on its decision to end an agreement with the National Rifle Association to remain "neutral" in the national debate over gun control.  Cagle’s statement was a promise of future action and political stance, so we are not rating it on the Truth-O-Meter. But we wanted to look into it after seeing  chatter wondering if it would be legal for Cagle to follow up on his threat.

Hope Hicks and the history of White House 'white lies'

According to news reports, White House communications director Hope Hicks testified to the House Intelligence Committee that she had told "white lies" as part of her job representing President Donald Trump. Within 24 hours, Hicks announced her departure from the White House.