Friday, October 31st, 2014

All stories featuring David Alameel

Take 200 Texas fact checks, call us after Election Day

We figure we've done around 200 fact checks of Texas candidates and political figures leading into November’s balloting.   Ready to gorge?

Finding the facts about immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border

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.

Cruz cruises, Perry closes, Davis 10th--Abbott out of running

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.

John Cornyn, draft dodger? That's Fatigues on Fire!

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?

David Alameel didn't live in a colonia; he lived in La Colonia, he says

Until we checked, it looked like David Alameel lived at one time in an impoverished colonia.

Consult Truth-O-Meter, vote in Texas primary runoffs

What are Texas voters supposed to remember past the holiday weekend? Maybe to tote the Truth-O-Meter to Tuesday runoffs.

Texas Truth-O-Meter: Kesha Rogers is a Democrat

Kesha Rogers is not a Democrat, according to the chairman of the Texas Democratic Party. We concluded otherwise.

Dewhurst, Cornyn among most-fact-checked Texans still in running for statewide office

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.

Cornyn cages Stockman, Democrats may need runoff to settle Senate nominee

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.

Consult your Truth-O-Meter before voting in Texas party primaries

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.