Dan Patrick's file

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Republican from Texas

As a Houston state senator, Dan Patrick won election as lieutenant governor of Texas in November 2014 after earlier defeating incumbent David Dewhurst for his party's nomination. Patrick also has hosted a daily talk show on AM700 in Houston.

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Dan Patrick's case for ABC News to release full Obama 'town hall' video

Texan Dan Patrick continues to call for ABC News to release full video of this month's White House town hall where Patrick and President Obama went back and forth.

 

We've newly annotated what fit into the 60-minute broadcast--and what got cut.

Analysis: Dan Patrick ‘reaps what you sow’ tweet wasn’t posted to blame Orlando shooting victims

Did Dan Patrick quote a Biblical verse as the Orlando tragedy came to light? Yes.

 

Did Patrick say a man "reaps what you sow" to blame the victims at the gay night club? Not so, a reporter concludes.

Democratic Socialist tweet about Bernie Sanders touched off our most-viewed fact check in October

Our check of a tweet about Bernie Sanders and the Nazi party was our most-read online post in October.

 

Looks into claims by Democratic operative Jeremy Bird and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick also fared well.

Dan Patrick: Planned Parenthood solely kills babies and sells body parts

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said in a nationally broadcast interview that Planned Parenthood does little more than profit from killing babies.

 

We ended up smellling smoke on that claim.

 

SEE DAN PATRICK'S TRUTH-O-METER REPORT CARD.

UPDATED: Curious claims we heard at the Texas Tribune Festival

Texans say the darndest things--such as many college students don’t pay any college tuition.


That was one of a few ear-catching claims we heard from participants in the 2015 Texas Tribune Festival. Maybe you’ll spot something we should check.