Republican from Texas
Carter, of Georgetown, was initially elected to the U.S. House in 2002. He is a former state district judge.
Recent statements involving John Carter
“The bill also provides full federal funding for abortions…”
Recent stories featuring John Carter
Texas U.S. Rep. John Carter lofted a flawed claim about a federal board intruding between you and your doctor.
President Obama, stopping in Austin, naturally figures into many fact checks.
As fact-checkers, we sit up especially straight when someone connected to Texas politics makes a flat-out claim. Absolutes seem to holler for review.
In American politics, few issues bring blood to a boil as consistently as abortion. Over the past 13 months, we’ve checked numerous related statements including, most recently, Gov. Rick Perry’s Jan. 22 declaration that there have been 50 million U.S. abortions since the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision in 1973.
When Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst referred to Phoenix in June as the world's No. 2 kidnapping capital, it got our attention. Our resulting review proved to be one of our readers' favorite truth tests, though statements by Rick Perry, John Cornyn and even Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert also intrigued readers. Click on for our inaugural Top 10.
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