Friday, July 3rd, 2015

All stories featuring Michael McCaul

Did Obama say 22 times he couldn't stop deportations by himself? Almost.

Speaker Boehner posted a list supposedly showing 22 times President Obama disavowed his power to stop immigrant deportations without congressional help.   That count doesn’t hold up. But Obama made repeated disavowals.

Michael McCaul correct on military not screening recruits for mental health

Michael McCaul said on Fox News Sunday the military doesn’t screen recruits for mental health. That holds up, PunditFact found.

Syrian rebels include extremists, but how many?

Will U.S. aid in Syria's civil war benefit the nation's moderates, or factions of al-Qaida? Lawmakers' estimates aren't easy to confirm.  

McCaul: Obama plan entails release of hundreds of “dangerous criminals”

Michael McCaul warned. We checked.

Al Qaeda camps with Mexican cartels? That's speculation, not fact

Louie Gohmert said on C-SPAN that al Qaeda has camps south of the Rio Grande. That's speculative, we find.

McCaul’s explosive claim was readers' favorite

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.