In a July 2012 debate, Democratic U.S. Senate aspirant Paul Sadler bemoaned the federal debt, going so far as to invoke the latest Texan to serve as president. Our check of his claim placed No. 4 among reader favorites for the year.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 at 06:00 a.m.
What a Texas ballot! And just in time for Election Day, we’re piling up our related fact checks.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Sunday, November 4th, 2012 at 06:00 a.m.
Paul Sadler and Ted Cruz debate on a football Friday night. We’ll listen, tweet and seek your advice on fresh claims to check.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, October 19th, 2012 at 11:22 a.m.
Ted Cruz whiffed on an income-tax claim earlier this year. He connected regarding Paul Sadler.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, October 5th, 2012 at 04:18 p.m.
Ted Cruz and Paul Sadler, who rumbled in a Dallas debate, already had Truth-O-Meter report cards.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 at 07:36 p.m.
Our check of a claim about increases in the federal debt under George W. Bush led us to a breakdown covering every president from Harry S Truman into Barack Obama's tenure.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, August 3rd, 2012 at 08:01 a.m.
Cruz and Sadler, November foes, have each met the Texas Truth-O-Meter.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 at 08:34 p.m.
Heading into the Texas primary runoffs, we’ve stacked up about a dozen related fact-checks. Meantime, a Sarah Palin check is in the works.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, July 30th, 2012 at 04:18 p.m.
A Democrat's claim about debt under George W. Bush led us to learning how much the public debt changed under every past president, starting with Truman.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, July 20th, 2012 at 12:00 p.m.
Paul Sadler says his Democratic U.S. Senate opponent ran twice for statewide office as a Republican. Indeed.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, June 11th, 2012 at 11:13 a.m.
The top two vote-getters in the Republican U.S. Senate primary — David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz — are headed to a July 31 runoff. And theirs is not the only unsettled contest. That means about 60 additional days for the Truth-O-Meter to weigh candidate claims.
By Meghan Ashford-Grooms :: Published on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 at 11:16 a.m.
We poked into more than 30 claims by, or about, candidates on the Texas party primary ballots, extending from remarks by U.S. Senate candidates through those by hopefuls for Travis County and Williamson County posts. Reminders dead ahead.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, May 28th, 2012 at 12:56 p.m.
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.
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