Monday, November 24th, 2014

All stories featuring David Dewhurst

Tape recorder? Check. Texas Trib fest? There.

We’ll listen for curious claims during the Texas Tribune Festival taking place at the University of Texas--and we’ll have help.

“Sergeant, you don’t know me, but…”

A recorded call lands Dewhurst on the Truth-O-Meter.

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.

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.

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.

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?  

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.

Flames and a Texas income tax

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

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.

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.

Calling Dewhurst a moderate

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

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?

Obama’s record on the Truth-O-Meter

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

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.

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.

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.

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.  

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.

Perry, Dewhurst and Barack Obama on the links

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

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.