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Angie Drobnic Holan is the editor of PolitiFact. She previously was deputy editor, and before that a reporter for PolitiFact, helping launch the site in 2007. She was a member of the PolitiFact team that won the Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the 2008 election. She previously worked at newspapers in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana and New Mexico.

She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and a master’s of library science from the University of South Florida. Her undergraduate degree is from the Plan II liberal arts program at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a native of Louisiana and attended the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts.

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Trump directed the Pentagon to create a Space Force. What would it look like?

The idea of a galactic military branch certainly has been a topic of much speculation, so we took a closer look. Experts told us the space force is probably not as exciting or likely to exist as the Trump team makes it sound.

Fact-checking DeSantis and Putnam in Florida Republican debate for governor

Republican gubernatorial candidates Ron DeSantis and Adam Putnam debated Aug. 8, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla. 

Was the Trump Tower meeting with Russian lawyer ‘totally legal,’ as Trump said?

How often do American political campaigns seek damaging information from a foreign government? According to President Donald Trump, attempting to weaponize this kind of dirt against political opponents is common practice — and perfectly legal.

Why Infowars’ Alex Jones was banned from Apple, Facebook, Youtube and Spotify

Over the course of 24 hours, most social media giants kicked one of the most infamous conspiracy theory peddlers off their platforms. Here's why.

PolitiFact's guide to key 2018 midterm races

Here are the 16 states with races we're fact-checking in the 2018 midterm elections.

The effects of Donald Trump's trade war

With President Donald Trump's tariffs and retaliatory tariffs in place, we took a close look at their effects on the economy.

Fact-checking Donald Trump's talking points about the economy

President Donald Trump campaigned hard on a promise to kick the economy into high gear and with the latest economic numbers, he had something to crow about. The economy grew at an annualized rate of 4.1 percent between April and June. Trump said the country was seeing proof of the power of his tax- and regulation-cutting agenda. Let’s take a look at some of his assertions and see whether they hold up.

6 questions about the timing of the Mueller investigation

Americans of all political stripes are waiting to see what happens with the special counsel investigation headed by Robert Mueller. How might the midterm elections -- and the desire not to put a thumb on the political scales -- affect the timing of Mueller’s public moves?

Shadow banning: Did Twitter try to boost Dems and hurt GOP?

Donald Trump accused Twitter of illegal discrimination against Republicans after the RNC chair's account failed to show up in a search. To some, it was proof of political bias. Technologists have a different explanation.

The facts behind the court case Vladimir Putin said 'falls apart'

Russian President Vladimir Putin mocked Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s charges of Russian election interference. We looked into his claims.