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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.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 06:00 a.m.

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.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 06:00 a.m.

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

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

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, August 29th, 2014 at 04:55 p.m.

Mailbag: Reader's PolitiFact rating, ‘Out of Date’

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

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

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.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, August 11th, 2014 at 11:53 a.m.

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.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, August 4th, 2014 at 11:08 a.m.

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.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, August 1st, 2014 at 04:20 p.m.

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.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 at 04:00 p.m.

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.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Sunday, July 6th, 2014 at 06:00 a.m.

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.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, June 27th, 2014 at 04:13 p.m.

No proof Wendy Davis raised money for a socialist or socialist group

Similar ridiculous claims by Greg Abbott and David Dewhurst caught the Truth-O-Meter on fire.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, May 9th, 2014 at 01:59 p.m.

Obama, Dewhurst and a climate change musical figured into readers’ favorite April fact checks

What do Barack Obama, David Dewhurst and a climate change musical have in common? Readers flocked to fact checks about them in April. We highlight the Texas top 10.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Sunday, May 4th, 2014 at 06:00 a.m.

Davis overstatement: Abbott seeks to force standardized tests on 4-year-olds

Wendy Davis said Greg Abbott wants to force 4-year-olds to take standardized tests. In reality, volunteering school districts would choose how to assess pre-kindergarten classes.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, May 2nd, 2014 at 10:16 a.m.

Dewhurst, Cornyn among most-fact-checked Texans still in running for statewide office

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.

Cornyn cages Stockman, Democrats may need runoff to settle Senate nominee

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 (again) doubts Wendy Davis on gun rights

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.

In context: Greg Abbott on third-world corruption near the Texas-Mexico border

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.

Wendy Davis claim about child custody Mostly True

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.

Mailbag: ‘Quit being fanatic left-wing hacks’

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.

Fact-checking voting laws: a year-end report

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.

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