Meet the Team

James Packard

Content Producer

James is Denver-raised, and proud of it. A mile high wasn't good, enough, apparently, because he started flying planes at age 14 and never stopped. He often still thinks he'll grow up to be a pilot. James studied journalism at The University of Missouri. He's traveled all over the world, including stops to study in Morocco and France. He's a passionate reader, actor (both stage and film) and purchaser of plane tickets. Most of all, he loves interesting stories, so if you have a good one, reach out.

  Recent Work
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What We Know About The Origins Of Thanksgiving

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When Did Presidential Turkey Pardons Start?

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Fact-Checking Trump's Election-Season Campaign Comments

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Were The Midterms A Historic Win For Republicans?

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Some Activists Claim Immigrants Carry Disease. Here's The Truth.

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Fact-Checking Trump's Claim That Democrats Are Anti-Border Security

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Democrats Are Likely To Retake The House. What's At Stake?

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Fact-Checking Trump's Claim That Democrats Are Anti-Border Security

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No, These Pictures Don't Show The Migrants Burning The American Flag

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President Trump Says Saudi Arabia Sends $450 Billion To US. It Doesn't

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill and Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley
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Fact-Checking The Debate In Missouri's Senate Race

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No, This SCOTUS Ruling Doesn't Strip Native Americans Of Voting Rights

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum
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Did Andrew Gillum Refuse Help To Get Power On After Hurricane Hermine?

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Fact-Checking Kanye West's Wisconsin Jobs Claim

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Does The President Owe Elizabeth Warren A $1 Million Donation?

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Fact-Checking The Suggestion George Soros Paid Kavanaugh Protesters

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Did Sen. Joe Manchin Really Vote To Fund The Border Wall?

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Trump Said All Democrats Signed An 'Open Borders' Bill. They Didn't.

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson
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349 Votes For Higher Taxes? This Hit On Bill Nelson Doesn't Hold Up

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Trump Says Veterans' Choice Was 44 Years Coming. He's 40 Years Off

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Sorting Out The Mixed Signals On The FBI's Kavanaugh Probe

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn
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What's True About Marsha Blackburn's Record With Drug Distributors?

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President Trump Is Missing Important Context With His NAFTA Claims

U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot
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This Claim About Rep. Chabot's Record Could Use Some Context

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Was Puerto Rico's Power Grid Really 'Dead' Before Maria?

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No, Anderson Cooper Didn't Fake Floodwater Depths

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Trump Says He's Strengthening Medicare And Social Security. He's Not

U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema
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Did Kyrsten Sinema Really Protest Troops In A Pink Tutu?

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Fact-checking The President's Claim About South African Farmers

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This Claim About Rep. Kevin Cramer's Health Care Stance Isn't Accurate