Sherman

Amy Sherman is a staff writer with PolitiFact based in South Florida. She was part of the team that launched PolitiFact Florida in 2010 and was part of the PolitiFact team during the 2016 election. She previously worked as a staff writer for the Miami Herald and the St. Paul Pioneer Press. A native of Amherst, Mass., she graduated with a history degree from Macalester College in St. Paul.

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Recent stories from Amy Sherman

What Mitch McConnell said about Supreme Court confirmations in election years

We looked at what Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said about Supreme Court nominations in election years in 2016 and 2018.

Have U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters and President Donald Trump made statements that encourage violence?

We examine the language by both political figures that their critics have said was incendiary

Website claims child immigrants kept in dog kennels, concentration camps. Here are the facts

A headline labeled an immigrant facility as a concentration camp, but it’s not comparable to Nazi camps.

Fact-checking Donald Trump's interviews with Fox and Friends, reporters on the White House lawn

In the span on one hour, Donald Trump had two wide-ranging interviews with reporters. He made some strong claims the FBI, North Korea, children being taken from their parents at the border, and more. We looked into the highlights.

Fact-checking the death toll estimates from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

We explain the varying estimates for the 2017 hurricane and why it's so hard pinpoint a number

What Donald Trump got wrong in his Tennessee rally for Marsha Blackburn

President Donald Trump dropped in Nashville, Tenn., to boost the Senate campaign of Rep. Marsha Blackburn. Trump spent most of the May 29 rally telling stories about the biggest moments of his presidency, rehashing a litany of exaggerations and falsehoods in the process.

Fact-checking Donald Trump's Naval Academy commencement address

President Donald Trump addressed U.S. Naval Academy graduates on May 25, 2018, mixing inspirational words on bravery with inaccurate claims about military pay raises and the U.S. Navy size. 

Donald Trump made 8 misleading claims about immigration on Fox and Friends

President Donald Trump repeated several misleading talking points about immigration during an interview with Fox & Friends’ Brian Kilmeade. We counted at least 8 faulty claims in less than five minutes.

What's true, what's not about Santa Fe, Texas, school shooting

Sorting fact from fiction in the May 18, 2018, Santa Fe High School shooting.

Trump withdraws U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal. Here’s what you need to know

President Donald Trump announced the United States would exit a nuclear pact with Iran and re-impose sanctions on Tehran, saying the Obama-era deal failed to contain the regime’s nuclear ambitions and regional meddling.