Dan Patrick's claim about mass shootings led to our No. 5 most-clicked fact check from 2016.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In a radio inteview, Dan Patrick put specific numbers behind his point that most Americans are law-abiding. A reader wondered about Patrick's claim. Our verdict: Pants on Fire! See the full fact check here. See Dan Patrick's PolitiFact report card here.
Ever get behind on mail? We sure did. Open the mailbag, Arthur.
Triumphant candidates on Tuesday night heralded Texas’ growing power -- similarly invoking the incomplete claim that 1,000 people move here daily.
John Cornyn and Greg Abbott were among the Republicans who won every race for statewide office again -- the kind of sweep that Texas voters have touched off every year since 1996. We've got work ahead. Not all the winners have extensive Truth-O-Meter report cards.
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We figure we've done around 200 fact checks of Texas candidates and political figures leading into November’s balloting. Ready to gorge?
Dan Patrick's fresh multi-part claim about Leticia Van de Putte's record had enough factual support to rate Half True. In his new TV ad, Patrick otherwise makes an ISIS claim that hasn't previously borne out.
Dan Patrick and Leticia Van de Putte each swung away in a Dallas debate. We spotted slippery moments.
We heard fresh possibly checkable factual claims from this weekend's gubernatorial debate in the RGV and the interview sessions at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin. At the fest, Republican lieutenant governor nominee Dan Patrick took issue with his latest Pants on Fire.
Winners: Ted Cruz and Rick Perry, while Wendy Davis landed 10th and Greg Abbott didn’t make the cut. Rest easy, punditoids. We’re solely talking about July's 10 most-viewed PolitiFact Texas fact checks, including three Pants on Fire results.
Illegal immigration stirs voters. The topic also touches off curious claims.
Tea-party darling Dan Patrick, who whomped David Dewhurst in a runoff for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor, has a mixed record on the Truth-O-Meter.
What are Texas voters supposed to remember past the holiday weekend? Maybe to tote the Truth-O-Meter to Tuesday runoffs.
San Antonio’s mayor said Dan Patrick proposed Arizona-style "show-me-your-papers legislation." Patrick called that a lie. Truth-O-Meter says…