President Obama, stopping in Austin, naturally figures into many fact checks.
PolitiFact Texas just turned 2 -- bounding into toddler-hood in part thanks to strong interest in fact checks of Rick Perry and Barack Obama.
During the 140-day Texas legislative session that ended May 30, we tested claims from floor debates, press releases and advertising. But by far, our most-read article proved to be a check of state Rep. Leo Berman's statement about Barack Obama’s birthplace.
Presenting the top 10 PolitiFact Texas articles from January through May...
Fact-checks of legislators and an Austin City Council hopeful blended last week with looks at President Obama’s statements while in Texas — plus our first review of a claim by the White House press secretary, Jay Carney.
Our look into a Texas legislator’s assertion about President Barack Obama’s birthplace proved our readers’ favorite article last week. We also marked a Rick Perry promise "kept" and probed Texans gamboling to gamble.
To the Flashback...
In a move to end "birther" claims that he wasn’t born in the United States, President Barack Obama released his long-form birth certificate Wednesday. State Rep. Leo Berman, R-Tyler, remained skeptical.