George W. Bush's file

Bush

Republican from Texas

George W. Bush served as the 43rd president of the United States. He was sworn into office on Jan. 20, 2001, re-elected on Nov. 2, 2004, and sworn in for a second term on Jan. 20, 2005. Prior to his presidency, President Bush served six years as the 46th governor of the state of Texas.

The PolitiFact scorecard

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Who killed more terrorists, Obama or Bush? It depends

In an interview last week, President Barack Obama said, "There isn’t a president who’s taken more terrorists off the field than me." 

 

• Fact-checking the New York Democratic debate

George W. Bush and the (olden) Truth-O-Meter

George W. Bush, the president and former Texas governor who this week made a pitch for his brother, Jeb, in South Carolina, was president when the Truth-O-Meter debuted in 2007.

 

PolitiFact reporters focused on contenders to succeed him, though the second President Bush's administration often came up in fact checks of others. We look back...

 

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Greg Abbott keeps five early childhood education campaign promises

As a candidate, Greg Abbott said the state should encourage quality preschool offerings and beef up math and reading instruction in early grades.

 

Before the 2015 legislative session ended this June, he signed several relevant measures into law.

 

On the Abbott-O-Meter, which tracks progress on the governor's campaign promises, we’re marking KEPT five Abbott campaign promises relating to early childhood education.

No, really -- it's True

They're relatively rare. But the statements we rate True are an interesting lot. Here are 10 of them.