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Obama, Perry, Hinojosa and jobs, jobs, jobs

Barack Obama came and went. Rick Perry and a leader of Texas Democrats took the occasion to loft jobs-related claims--now fact-checked.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, May 9th, 2013 at 06:33 p.m.

Top 10 PolitiFact checks of claims by, and about, Barack Obama as he hies to Texas

What better way to welcome Obama to Central Texas than walking through the most popular PolitiFact fact checks of, or about, him this year--plus they include a 2012 check of Romney.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 at 06:00 a.m.

Mailbag: PolitiFact Texas proves facts ‘are irrelevant to what you do’

A Texas congressman is silly, one reader writes. PolitiFact Texas writes as if facts are irrelevant, another says. Let’s open the mailbag.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, May 6th, 2013 at 10:41 a.m.

Fact-checking President Obama's press conference

President Obama spoke with reporters on the 100-day mark for his second term. We checked the facts.

By Becky Bowers, Louis Jacobson :: Published on Friday, May 3rd, 2013 at 12:23 p.m.

Fact-checking President Obama's press conference

President Obama spoke with reporters on the 100-day mark for his second term. We checked the facts. 

By Becky Bowers, Louis Jacobson :: Published on Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 at 12:11 p.m.

Perry says Obama yet to respond to 2010 letter on border security

In a CNN interview, Perry said Obama has yet to respond to the 2010 letter on border security he tried to hand the president on the tarmac of a Texas airport. We see smoke.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, April 25th, 2013 at 06:00 a.m.

Perry quotes Obama saying Medicaid ‘broken’

Rick Perry says Barack Obama called Medicaid "broken." That’s Mostly True.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 at 06:00 a.m.

Claims about guns often miss the target

We analyze our 130+ fact-checks about guns and find some interesting patterns and trends.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Sunday, April 7th, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.

Perry, Cornyn, Cruz and Medicaid doctors in Texas

Perry, Cornyn and Cruz stood behind a claim that only 30 percent of Texas physicians accept new Medicaid patients. Survey says otherwise.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 at 07:59 a.m.

Checking in on President Barack Obama's campaign promises

We monitor the latest actions on elections, guns and foreign policy.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, April 1st, 2013 at 10:33 a.m.

Checking in on President Barack Obama's campaign promises

We monitor the latest actions on elections, guns and foreign policy.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, March 29th, 2013 at 04:08 p.m.

Ted Cruz claim about Democrats and Catholic church unsupported

Democrats told the Catholic Church that they’ll use federal powers to shut down church charities and hospitals if the church doesn’t change its beliefs. So said Ted Cruz. Pants!

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, March 28th, 2013 at 06:00 a.m.

Running the numbers on Latino voting in Texas

We checked a nationally cablecasted claim about Latino voting in Texas.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, March 22nd, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

Fact-checking Rand Paul's fillibuster on drones

The 13-hour filibuster by the Kentucky senator and his allies focused attention on the Obama administration's policies on drone strikes. We check the facts.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Friday, March 8th, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.

UPDATED: John Cornyn's rancher tweet among many claims about border conditions

John Cornyn’s disputed claim about hundreds of people nightly crossing a Texas ranch hasn't been confirmed. Other border claims have.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 at 08:41 a.m.

Would expanding Medicaid be good for jobs?

Gov. Scott Walker announced Feb. 13, 2013 that he would reject an expansion of Medicaid offered as part of Obamacare, saying he has a better idea for helping more people get health insurance. Some advocates of making more people eligible for Medicaid say the expansion would create jobs. Is the picture that clear?

By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Friday, March 1st, 2013 at 09:00 a.m.

Fact-checking the State of the Union address

We've fact-checked statements from President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, as well as from the Republican reaction. We'll be posting more fact-checks as we finish them.

By Becky Bowers, Angie Drobnic Holan, Louis Jacobson, Molly Moorhead, Katie Sanders :: Published on Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 at 10:34 a.m.

Can President Obama claim economic victory?

The economy is slowly recovering. Should President Barack Obama get credit for the gains, blame for the shortcomings -- or neither?    

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 12:34 p.m.

Can President Obama claim economic victory?

The economy is slowly recovering. Should President Barack Obama get credit for the gains, blame for the shortcomings -- or neither?

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 09:27 a.m.

Obama praised, criticized in fact-checks on the Truth-O-Meter

As President Barack Obama takes the stage for his ceremonial inauguration, we’re revisiting claims made about the president by chain e-mails and politicians in the Garden State

By Bill Wichert :: Published on Monday, January 21st, 2013 at 11:55 a.m.

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