Republicans seeking a Texas U.S. Senate seat have questioned Obama's leadership -- with Craig James recently saying the president seeks to ban U.S. firearms. That claim is smoky.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, May 17th, 2012 at 05:26 p.m.
We’ve been catching up on messages from readers, some wishing we’d reconsider our judgments.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, September 30th, 2011 at 03:25 p.m.
On the heels of a better-than-expected jobs report, we take a look at recent jobs-related fact-checks in PolitiFact and its state affiliates -- and find many of the claims wanting.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Friday, August 5th, 2011 at 12:03 p.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.
After Texas' senior U.S. senator announced she won't run for re-election, we decided to review her past ratings on the Truth-O-Meter.
By :: Published on Friday, January 14th, 2011 at 12:00 p.m.
When Gov. Rick Perry brought up sanctuary cities as an emergency item for the session, we reviewed statements we've checked that covered similar turf.
By :: Published on Thursday, January 13th, 2011 at 10:28 a.m.
Not everyone's pants were on fire this year — some worthy statements sent the Truth-O-Meter needle pointing to True. Statements by U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Gov. Rick Perry and Democratic gubernatorial nominee Bill White were among our most-read fact-checks that found the speaker correct.
By :: Published on Saturday, January 1st, 2011 at 06:00 a.m.
An $18 billion budget shortfall plus $1.7 billion in operating losses plus 850,000 jobs adds up to fodder for the Truth-O-Meter.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 at 10:16 a.m.
And it targets the guv with some old ammo.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 at 11:42 a.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.
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