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Danny Matteson

Producer/Editor

A connoisseur of fine dunks with an unusually high tolerance for SyFy originals, Danny is a multimedia journalist with an affinity for stories — be they science, health, tech, innovation — that exemplify the finer points of human creativity and ingenuity. Or, if that’s not available, memes and Florida crime stories will do. When not at work he can be found debating the finer points of dramatic television shows and watching basketball — normally with his cat.

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos
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Here's What Really Happened To The Fine Against A DeVos-Run PAC

President Trump speaks at a U.S. Steel facility
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US Steel Not Opening Six New Mills, No Matter How Much Trump Says It

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott
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Abbott Says More Brothels Than Starbucks In Houston. Is He Right?

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen
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No Evidence For Nielsen's Claim About Illegal Immigration Billboards

President Donald Trump
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Trump Says The Steele Dossier Launched The Mueller Probe — It Didn't

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
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This Candidate's Claim About Unemployment Is Way Off Base

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz
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No, San Juan's Mayor Isn't Being Charged With Fraud

Russian President Vladimir Putin
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Putin Says Clinton Got $400 Million From Tax Evaders — Not So Much

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin
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Fact-Checking Trump's Rant About Servers At His Putin News Conference

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy
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No, Money Laundering Does Not Appear To Be Why Justice Kennedy Retired

A person stands in handcuffs
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Rep. Lieu Says 450,000 People In Jail Can't Afford Bail — Not Quite

Larry Kudlow
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Trump's Economic Adviser Said The Deficit Is 'Coming Down' — It Isn't

U.S. President Donald Trump
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Trump Says These Cars Are Imported 'By The Millions' — They Aren't

Rep. Ron DeSantis
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The Florida Governor's Race Is Getting Heated ... And Inaccurate

Twitter headquarters
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No, Twitter Wasn't 'Caught Leaking' Trump's Private Messages To DOJ

U.S. Constitution
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US Constitution Is The Oldest In The World — Depending On Who You Ask

U.S. President Donald Trump
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The President Claimed Crime In Germany Is 'Way Up' — It's Down

President Donald Trump
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No, Trump's New Immigration Policy Is Not Like Past Presidents'

Wine on a supermarket shelf
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GOP Leader: Canada Keeps US Wine Out Of Its Supermarkets — Really?

Philadelphia Eagles players
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No Philadelphia Eagles Players Knelt During The Anthem In 2017 Season

President Donald Trump shakes hands with a graduate of the United States Naval Academy
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Trump's Naval Academy Commencement Address Needs A Fact Check

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
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Pelosi Said Congress Allotted $1.6B For School Safety — Not Quite

Former President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump
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No, Obama Didn't Pay An FBI Informant $1 Million To Spy On Trump

Police and protesters clash in New York City
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Don't Let This Alarming Statistic About Officer Assaults Mislead You

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer
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Does A Year In ICE Custody Truly Cost 4 Times A Year In Public School?

U.S. President Donald Trump, Rapper Kanye West
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Trump Says Kanye Likes Him Because Unemployment Is Low. Is It?

The Bible
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Some Claim This Calif. Bill Would Ban Selling The Bible. It Wouldn't.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
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Democrats Winning The House Isn't A Guarantee Taxes Will Go Up

Syrian refugees
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Trump Touted Syrian Safe Zones, But It Doesn't Appear To Be Happening

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt
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President Trump Understates Scott Pruitt's Security Costs