Rick Perry's promised "exciting" plan? He's not seeking another term as governor at the least. See updates at statesman.com.
For our part, we are posting the Truth-O-Meter report card for the longest-serving governor in Texas history--and True-to-Pants on Fire report cards for various officeholders surely hankering to move up once Perry moves on.
David Dewhurst says Texas school systems lose 45 days to state-imposed tests. We did not find a firm factual basis for his figure.
John Cornyn’s disputed claim about hundreds of people nightly crossing a Texas ranch hasn't been confirmed. Other border claims have.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst of Texas may have been the first political leader to say Phoenix is a world kidnapping capital.
Will NRA leader Wayne LaPierre be the last to loft this unsupported claim?
The unsubstantiated claim that Phoenix is one of the kidnapping capitals of the world is back -- this time from the NRA's Wayne LaPierre.
Ted Cruz whiffed on an income-tax claim earlier this year. He connected regarding Paul Sadler.
Heading into the Texas primary runoffs, we’ve stacked up about a dozen related fact-checks. Meantime, a Sarah Palin check is in the works.
The word "criminal" has popped up in recent, checked candidate or campaign group statements. And for fiscal wonks, there’s a whopping Truth-O-Metered sales tax claim.
We invite you to read our latest items before the Texas primary runoffs.
A group that favors Cruz says the major Texas newspapers call Dewhurst a moderate. That's Mostly False.
In Dallas, Republicans Cruz and Dewhurst duked it out in advance of their July 31 Republican primary runoff election. We tracked some tough, familiar claims. Did you hear a fresh, untested sally?
President Obama, stopping in Austin, naturally figures into many fact checks.
Ted Cruz and David Dewhurst hatch competing ads about a payroll tax and being a businessman, respectively. We’ve probed both topics.
Our latest checks of leading Texas Democrats and a Republican spotlight inaccurate -- or, at least, incomplete -- accounts of what happened when state lawmakers gathered in 2011.
Dewhurst, comparing Border Patrol agents and New York cops, reminds us of a previous time he did so -- which one observer likened to comparing apples and carburetors.
As noted by the Houston Chronicle, Dewhurst is trying to remind Republicans that Cruz did not endorse Cornyn for a leadership role. We earlier checked a related jab.
Paul Sadler says his Democratic U.S. Senate opponent ran twice for statewide office as a Republican. Indeed.
Rick Perry echoes a Dewhurst claim about Obama's golf outings.
We’ve rated three recent ridiculous claims as Pants on Fire. One was made by a political group, the others by David Dewhurst and Craig James.
The top two vote-getters in the Republican U.S. Senate primary — David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz — are headed to a July 31 runoff. And theirs is not the only unsettled contest. That means about 60 additional days for the Truth-O-Meter to weigh candidate claims.
The Associated Press forecasts a Republican runoff in Texas for that party's U.S. Senate nomination. That means about 60 additional days for the Truth-O-Meter to weigh candidate claims. Runoffs occur July 31.