An ominous ad about Greg Abbott and a salesman-rapist led our fact checks sparking the most reader interest in August.
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.
How many times can we fact-check Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis?
It’s been too long since we shared reader emails. Open the mailbag, Andy.
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.
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.