In a Sunday interview, Perry asserted there’s a frightening record being set. Pants on Fire, PolitiFact in Washington, D.C., found.
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.
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.
Davis told supportive Democrats that Abbott, a fellow lawyer, lost four times in court in a short spell. We explored some litigation limbo.
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.
Similar ridiculous claims by Greg Abbott and David Dewhurst caught the Truth-O-Meter on fire.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Greg Abbott has been accused of labeling the Texs-Mexico border region "third world." What exactly did he say?
We read the divorce decree. We queried expert lawyers. We found a Wendy Davis claim Mostly True.
We’re hacks twice over, according to reader blasts. It’s time to open our mailbag.
Amid a nationwide battle about voter access, PolitiFact researched claims about noncitizen voters, restoration of ex-felons’ rights and voter laws nationwide.
Davis says Abbott fought school districts in court and defended billions of dollars in education cuts. Yes, but…
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.
We’ve identified two Texas leaders--Cornyn and Davis. But we're not forecasting election results.
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.
A Greg Abbott claim about the voter ID law causing "no problems whatsoever" reminded us that absolute statements often stir the Truth-O-Meter.