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.
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.
Texas voters choose major-party nominees on Tuesday, though May run-offs are possible if the lead candidate in each primary fails to draw more than half the vote. Warm up for voting by reviewing claims we checked during the election run-up--including a smoky statement about the planet’s warmth.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, February 27th, 2014 at 06:00 a.m.
PolitiFact in Washington took a longer look at a Ted Cruz claim about Medicaid expansion--and stuck with its original False rating.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 02:26 p.m.
Perry, Cornyn and Cruz stood behind a claim that only 30 percent of Texas physicians accept new Medicaid patients. Survey says otherwise.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 at 07:59 a.m.
John Cornyn’s disputed claim about hundreds of people nightly crossing a Texas ranch hasn't been confirmed. Other border claims have.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 at 08:41 a.m.
Lloyd Doggett drew a Half True bead on John Cornyn’s mention of partly shutting down the government.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, January 25th, 2013 at 11:48 a.m.
As noted by the Houston Chronicle, Dewhurst is trying to remind Republicans that Cruz did not endorse Cornyn for a leadership role. We earlier checked a related jab.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 at 09:17 a.m.
Cornyn says investigator earlier pitched in for Obama's election, vetting vice presidential prospects
John Cornyn called for Eric Holder to go, also questioning another government lawyer's independence.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 at 11:17 a.m.
For Labor Day weekend, we review recent claims about jobs, labor and wages.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Friday, September 2nd, 2011 at 05:03 p.m.
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.
During a lengthy conversation with the Texas Tribune, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas touched on at least four claims previously run through the Truth-O-Meter.
By Meghan Ashford-Grooms :: Published on Friday, April 29th, 2011 at 04:49 p.m.
Our review of U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul’s comment about terrorists putting explosives into baby dolls was a reader favorite last week. But we also checked eye-catching statements by Sen. John Cornyn and state Rep. Sylvester Turner.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, April 4th, 2011 at 11:16 a.m.
With Texas’ junior senator running for Republican whip, we review how his claims have fared on the Truth-O-Meter.
By :: Published on Monday, February 14th, 2011 at 11:40 a.m.
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.
By Meghan Ashford-Grooms :: Published on Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 at 12:00 p.m.
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.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, December 30th, 2010 at 06:00 a.m.
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.
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.
Gov. Rick Perry, no fan of the federal government, has said Washington has three responsibilities: extending the military, securing the border and delivering the mail on time. He also says the feds have blown two of those three. We've not asked which one he considers a success, but can't complain about the mail: our (in) box lacks not.
By :: Published on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 at 06:00 a.m.
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