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UPDATED: Grading Texas claims by, and about, Barack Obama

The president’s one-day swing to the Austin area gave rise to fact checks of, and about, him.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 at 11:22 a.m.

Mailbag: “Thanks again for showing your true colors”

We’re showing our colors, readers say, which is bad.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 at 11:15 a.m.

PolitiFact Texas at the Texas Tribune Festival

We listened to speakers at the second annual Texas Tribune Festival. Hear anything we should check?  

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 at 05:22 p.m.

Abbott touts 50 election fraud convictions; we subtract 29

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott recently touted 50 election-fraud convictions. After a close look, we subtracted 29.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 at 04:59 p.m.

Rick Perry tours border with Fox's Van Susteren

Gov. Rick Perry hosted Greta Van Susteren of Fox News on the Texas border this week and talked about border security, the president’s recent El Paso stop and that Perry is "tempted" to run for president in 2012. We heard claims like those we’ve checked before.

By Meghan Ashford-Grooms :: Published on Thursday, May 26th, 2011 at 11:48 a.m.

Fact-checking Obama and others on border claims

President Barack Obama made some testable claims during Tuesday's immigration policy speech in El Paso. But PolitiFact has previously checked numerous border-related statements.

By :: Published on Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 at 12:08 p.m.

Reader hits were topped by a faulty shot at Rick Perry

The No. 1 article on our website of late? A flawed shot at Gov. Rick Perry, who sailed to re-election Tuesday. But this fall's PolitiFact Texas Top 15 reflects statements by and about other political figures too...

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 at 12:28 p.m.

Passports, please

Whether it's justifying or attacking Arizona's immigration law, or making the case for improved security on the Texas-Mexico border, elected officials have kept us busy checking claims about violence on our southern border.

By :: Published on Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 at 12:00 p.m.

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