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.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 at 11:08 a.m.
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.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 at 09:58 p.m.
Greg Abbott, running for governor, told CNN this week that campaigning with provocative rocker Ted Nugent "was a way to expose Wendy Davis for her flip-flopping on gun-related issues." In November, before Davis announced her support for allowing licensed Texans to openly carry pistols on their hips, we took an in-depth look at her positions and votes on gun issues going back to her days on the Fort Worth City Council. Read on for more.
By Sue Owen :: Published on Thursday, February 20th, 2014 at 02:15 p.m.
Greg Abbott has been accused of labeling the Texs-Mexico border region "third world." What exactly did he say?
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 at 12:59 p.m.
We read the divorce decree. We queried expert lawyers. We found a Wendy Davis claim Mostly True.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, January 30th, 2014 at 05:44 p.m.
We’re hacks twice over, according to reader blasts. It’s time to open our mailbag.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
Amid a nationwide battle about voter access, PolitiFact researched claims about noncitizen voters, restoration of ex-felons’ rights and voter laws nationwide.
By Amy Sherman :: Published on Thursday, December 19th, 2013 at 06:22 p.m.
Davis says Abbott fought school districts in court and defended billions of dollars in education cuts. Yes, but…
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
Sam Houston says he's practiced law far longer than Greg Abbott did before becoming attorney general
Attorney general aspirant Sam Houston says he’d have far more experience practicing law on taking office than incumbent Greg Abbott had when he took the job.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 at 10:26 a.m.
We’ve identified two Texas leaders--Cornyn and Davis. But we're not forecasting election results.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, December 9th, 2013 at 12:26 p.m.
Our checks of claims tied to the Obamacare law and the Texas voter ID mandate were reader favorites in November. Gubernatorial hopefuls Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis drew attention, too, while Ted Cruz’s Truth-O-Meter report card remained of interest.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Saturday, November 30th, 2013 at 06:00 a.m.
A Greg Abbott claim about the voter ID law causing "no problems whatsoever" reminded us that absolute statements often stir the Truth-O-Meter.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 at 10:08 a.m.
A Democratic group's claim about the Texas voter ID law proved combustible. We've also checked other voting claims.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, November 4th, 2013 at 12:20 p.m.
We saw flaws in two recent claims critical of Davis--one about abortion, the other about taxes.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, October 25th, 2013 at 02:26 p.m.
Wendy Davis declared today that she's running for governor, first by email. She’s already got a Truth-O-Meter report card.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 at 04:51 p.m.
We’ll listen for curious claims during the Texas Tribune Festival taking place at the University of Texas--and we’ll have help.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, September 26th, 2013 at 01:18 p.m.
The single public poll run since Davis filibustered the Texas anti-abortion legislation delivered a mixed message about her popularity.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, September 23rd, 2013 at 12:26 p.m.
A pro-Democratic group said Abbott misspent more than $1 million in grant aid. That's a Truth-O-Meter False.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, August 5th, 2013 at 10:57 a.m.
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.
El Paso's county judge said the city is the safest burg of its size in the country. That sounded familiar--and flawed.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, May 31st, 2013 at 11:45 a.m.
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