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Dan Patrick sought to require officers to inquire into legal status of suspects

San Antonio’s mayor said Dan Patrick proposed Arizona-style "show-me-your-papers legislation." Patrick called that a lie. Truth-O-Meter says…

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 at 11:13 a.m.

Patrick, Castro spar over immigration in San Antonio

Dan Patrick and Julián Castro faced off over immigration, getting chances to improve their respective Truth-O-Meter records.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 at 07:03 p.m.

Julián Castro critique of Romney's advice sparked No. 2 readers' favorite

When a Texan gave the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, the Texas Truth-O-Meter kicked into gear. The resulting check of a claim about Mitt Romney proved to be our readers No. 2 favorite of the year.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, December 28th, 2012 at 06:00 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.

Julián Castro echoes Clinton

Castro tracks Clinton about job gains on Obama's watch.  

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, September 10th, 2012 at 05:59 p.m.

Sixteen Democratic convention fact checks (and counting)

By the time Barack Obama completed his speech accepting the Democratic presidential nomination, PolitiFact researchers had completed 16 fact checks of Democratic speakers.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, September 6th, 2012 at 10:48 p.m.

Julián Castro and Mitt Romney's advice to borrow from your parents

Julián Castro's keynote included what turned out to be a laugh line -- his claim that Mitt Romney advised college students to start a business by borrowing from their parents, if need be. Did Castro recap correctly?

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, September 6th, 2012 at 10:07 a.m.

Democrats on offensive before President Obama’s convention speech

President Barack Obama makes his case tonight for four more years in office during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. Before he takes the stage, PolitiFact, PolitiFact Georgia and the AJC Truth-O-Meter tested a few more claims made this week during the convention by Democratic leaders. We will continue monitoring speakers throughout the Charlotte gathering, just like we did for the Republicans in Tampa. Want to comment on our rulings? Go to our Facebook page ( or find us on Twitter ( And check our Facebook page throughout the day. We update it with new convention fact checks morning, noon and night.  

By Janel Davis :: Published on Thursday, September 6th, 2012 at 06:00 a.m.

Julián Castro’s national moment

Four years ago, he bounced around Denver in relative obscurity. Tonight he’s got the coast-to-coast speaking slot that helped elevate a who’s-he state senator named Obama in 2004.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 at 06:00 a.m.

Spotlighting claims by Julián Castro, David Dewhurst and Wendy Davis

Our latest checks of leading Texas Democrats and a Republican spotlight inaccurate -- or, at least, incomplete -- accounts of what happened when state lawmakers gathered in 2011.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, July 6th, 2012 at 04:27 p.m.

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