Saturday, October 25th, 2014

All stories featuring Greg Abbott

Greg Abbott claim about terrorist prosecution leads to Austin woman declaring husband's innocence

A fact check led to an interview with the wife of an Austin man awaiting sentencing on terrorism-related charges. In a news story, she says her husband was pressured into an overseas plan by federal operatives.

Wendy Davis wheelchair ad hammers 'Mostly True' claims

We didn’t rate the wheelchair ad.   But the Truth-O-Meter has chewed over two Wendy Davis’ claims in the spot.

September's popular fact checks include reviews of Ted Cruz, Wendy Davis

Our check of a Ted Cruz claim about crucifixions in Iraq proved our most-read article in September. But fact checks of Wendy Davis also attracted many readers.   September’s top 5 hits, ahead.

California, New York, Ted Nugent lofted in Texas gubernatorial debate

Greg Abbott considerably outpaced Wendy Davis -- 17 mentions of a reporter's first name to her one, unless we failed to notice a "Peggy" or two in their debate from a Dallas TV studio.   Ahem: Previously checked claims also bubbled up.

Previewing the Texas governor's debate

Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis will debate Tuesday night as they seek to be elected the next Texas governor. PolitiFact Texas reviews their records on the Truth-O-Meter.   • PolitiFact Rhode Island: Previewing the Providence mayoral debate • 10 fact-checks about climate change • PunditFact: TV networks call on the warheads

"Capital Tonight" features PolitiFact Texas weekly

Paul Brown and "Capital Tonight" have been having us over to take questions. We share video proof (above).

Debate, TribuneFest: 'PolitiFact sometimes gets it right'

We heard fresh possibly checkable factual claims from this weekend's gubernatorial debate in the RGV and the interview sessions at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin. At the fest, Republican lieutenant governor nominee Dan Patrick took issue with his latest Pants on Fire.

Wendy Davis, Greg Abbott say buenas noches from Rio Grande Valley debate

Davis and Abbott squared off in the Rio Grande Valley. Now we'll have fresh chances to expand their Truth-O-Meter records.

Greg Abbott mano a mano with Wendy Davis in Rio Grande Valley debate

It's not fisticuffs, but it's as close as we get in Texas politics. Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis debate today in the Rio Grande Valley. Warm up with some fact checks?

Abbott supporters offered subsidized trips to Rio Grande Valley

Greg Abbott is spending money to bring supporters to the Rio Grande Valley, where he and Wendy Davis are set to debate this week.

Texas fact checks in August topped by look into Wendy Davis claim about Greg Abbott and a rapist

An ominous ad about Greg Abbott and a salesman-rapist led our fact checks sparking the most reader interest in August.

Finding the facts about immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border

Multiple political figures this summer made questionable claims about the Texas-Mexico border region and/or illegal immigrants -- ranging from people from terrorist states to Ukrainians to children from Central America. (And no, those weren't the political figures.) The Truth-O-Meter leaned south.

Fact-checking Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis in fall campaign season

How many times can we fact-check Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis? Yes.

Mailbag: Reader's PolitiFact rating, ‘Out of Date’

It’s been too long since we shared reader emails. Open the mailbag, Andy.

Tweets on Wendy Davis ad assailing Abbott dissent in case linked to rape

We’re sharing tweets about our fact check of an ad from Wendy Davis about Greg Abbott’s position in a case when he served on the Texas Supreme Court.

Rick Perry doubles down on people from countries with terrorist ties crossing border

In a Sunday interview, Perry asserted there’s a frightening record being set. Pants on Fire, PolitiFact in Washington, D.C., found.

Cruz cruises, Perry closes, Davis 10th--Abbott out of running

Winners: Ted Cruz and Rick Perry, while Wendy Davis landed 10th and Greg Abbott didn’t make the cut. Rest easy, punditoids. We’re solely talking about July's 10 most-viewed PolitiFact Texas fact checks, including three Pants on Fire results.

Greg Abbott, Rick Perry air unconfirmed claims about 3,000 murders by unauthorized immigrants

Rick Perry and Greg Abbott, championing border security, each attributed 3,000 killings to people jailed in Texas living in the United States without legal authorization. But their declared source for this figure doesn’t prove out such claims--and there are unanswered questions.

Wendy Davis says Abbott lost in court four times in a hurry

Davis told supportive Democrats that Abbott, a fellow lawyer, lost four times in court in a short spell. We explored some litigation limbo.

Greg Abbott claim linking FBI to Wendy Davis lacks proof her work is under investigation

News stories spurred Abbott to say Davis' legal work is under investigation--in April. Abbott stepped up that charge in a billboard this week, saying her work is "currently" under FBI investigation.