Multiple political figures this summer made questionable claims about the Texas-Mexico border region and/or illegal immigrants -- ranging from people from terrorist states to Ukrainians to children from Central America. (And no, those weren't the political figures.) The Truth-O-Meter leaned south.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 06:00 a.m.
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.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, August 1st, 2014 at 04:20 p.m.
David Alameel said Cornyn dodged "his draft" in the Vietnam War era. To the contrary, documents indicate young Cornyn, like many, was granted student deferments. Got a light?
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, July 31st, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
Until we checked, it looked like David Alameel lived at one time in an impoverished colonia.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 at 03:20 p.m.
What are Texas voters supposed to remember past the holiday weekend? Maybe to tote the Truth-O-Meter to Tuesday runoffs.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, May 23rd, 2014 at 05:58 p.m.
Kesha Rogers is not a Democrat, according to the chairman of the Texas Democratic Party. We concluded otherwise.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, March 28th, 2014 at 10:22 a.m.
We’ve checked more than 100 claims by the 20-plus Texans still in the running for statewide office with David Dewhurst proving--by far--the figure most familiar with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 at 11:08 a.m.
Primary election returns aren't final, but John Cornyn crushed his proclaimed tea-party challenger while Democrats might face a May runoff to settle on Cornyn's November foe. We've piled up our latest fact checks of Cornyn and outright winners Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis. For the latest results, go to www.statesman.com.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 at 09:58 p.m.
Texas voters choose major-party nominees on Tuesday, though May run-offs are possible if the lead candidate in each primary fails to draw more than half the vote. Warm up for voting by reviewing claims we checked during the election run-up--including a smoky statement about the planet’s warmth.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, February 27th, 2014 at 06:00 a.m.
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