All stories featuring David Dewhurst

Fact-checking Rick Perry, who declares he won't run for governor in 2014

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.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, July 8th, 2013 at 01:16 p.m.

Dewhurst: 45 days "lost" to state testing

David Dewhurst says Texas school systems lose 45 days to state-imposed tests. We did not find a firm factual basis for his figure.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, April 22nd, 2013 at 10:55 a.m.

UPDATED: John Cornyn's rancher tweet among many claims about border conditions

John Cornyn’s disputed claim about hundreds of people nightly crossing a Texas ranch hasn't been confirmed. Other border claims have.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 at 08:41 a.m.

David Dewhurst’s Phoenix kidnapping claim reborn

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?  

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, February 22nd, 2013 at 10:59 a.m.

Phoenix kidnapping falsehood rises from ashes

The unsubstantiated claim that Phoenix is one of the kidnapping capitals of the world is back -- this time from the NRA's Wayne LaPierre.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at 05:45 p.m.

Flames and a Texas income tax

Ted Cruz whiffed on an income-tax claim earlier this year. He connected regarding Paul Sadler.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, October 5th, 2012 at 04:18 p.m.

Texas fact checks to take to the polls

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.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, July 30th, 2012 at 04:18 p.m.

Checking facts before the Texas primary runoffs

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.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Sunday, July 29th, 2012 at 06:00 a.m.

Calling Dewhurst a moderate

A group that favors Cruz says the major Texas newspapers call Dewhurst a moderate. That's Mostly False.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, July 19th, 2012 at 04:55 p.m.

Dewhurst and Cruz tread familiar claims in U.S. Senate debate

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?

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 at 07:58 p.m.

Obama’s record on the Truth-O-Meter

President Obama, stopping in Austin, naturally figures into many fact checks.  

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 at 05:42 p.m.

Fresh (re-baked) blasts from Ted Cruz, David Dewhurst

Ted Cruz and David Dewhurst hatch competing ads about a payroll tax and being a businessman, respectively. We’ve probed both topics.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 at 02:51 p.m.

Spotlighting claims by Julián Castro, David Dewhurst and Wendy Davis

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.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, July 6th, 2012 at 04:27 p.m.

Dewhurst revisits “apples to carburetors”

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.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 at 03:11 p.m.

Dewhurst, Cruz, Cornyn, the Sequel

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.  

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 at 09:17 a.m.

Grady Yarbrough, Democrat, ran twice statewide as Republican

Paul Sadler says his Democratic U.S. Senate opponent ran twice for statewide office as a Republican. Indeed.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, June 11th, 2012 at 11:13 a.m.

Perry, Dewhurst and Barack Obama on the links

Rick Perry echoes a Dewhurst claim about Obama's golf outings.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, June 8th, 2012 at 12:44 p.m.

Flaming claims by David Dewhurst, a political group and Craig James

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.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Sunday, June 3rd, 2012 at 04:29 p.m.

Texas runoffs mean two more months of fact-checks

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.

By Meghan Ashford-Grooms :: Published on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 at 11:16 a.m.

Texas runoffs mean two more months of fact checks

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.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 at 09:53 p.m.

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