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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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The Russia investigation and Donald Trump: a timeline from on-the-record sources (updated)

This timeline documents everything we know thus far about the investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia. The sources are either verified events, court filings, public statements, or on-the-record media reports.

President Trump's Supreme Court Pick: Brett Kavanaugh

President Donald Trump has announced his next nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court.

Fact-checking an immigration meme that's been circulating for more than a decade

A viral image on social media -- one that’s critical of illegal immigration -- has been circulating for years. The list of claims first circulated in the form of a chain email in 2006, according to Snopes.com. Six years later, we checked several of the claims ourselves. With immigration in the headlines today, these claims are popular again. So we’ll take a fresh look at them here.

Democrats’ playbook for stopping Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick

As President Donald Trump moves closer to nominating a Supreme Court justice, Democrats are scrambling for a strategy to stop a nominee that would tilt the court in a more conservative direction and reverse liberal gains.

'Abolish ICE' movement is growing. Is the agency's disbanding likely?

Calls to "abolish ICE" have grown louder as the Trump administration deals with fall-out from its "zero-tolerance" immigration policy, which led to the separation of more than 2,000 children from their parents. As the calls to abolish ICE persist, PolitiFact decided to take a closer look at the agency’s role, what Democrats have said, whether they want "open borders" as President Donald Trump claims, and the likelihood that ICE will be abolished.

When George Washington fought fake news

Even George Washington had to fight fake news. Here's the story.

Migrants at the southwest border: The Northern Triangle nations

Immigrants from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras lie at the center of family separation controvsey. We offer a few facts about the countries they left behind.

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.

As Donald Trump seeks changes to immigration courts, what rights do immigrants here illegally have?

President Donald Trump has denounced the immigration court system and said immigrants arriving illegally should be deported without a court’s review. We wondered about the feasibility and legality of Trump’s vision of simply turning away people at the border, without judges reviewing their claims. Here’s what we found.

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