Rick Perry, in Iowa, took note of a town's claim to being some kind of ice cream history.
We kid. But Perry's tweet got us to wondering how often we get to check claims tied to what we eat.
The Dallas Morning News advises, here, that Rick Perry plans to declare his second bid for president June 4 in Dallas.
Translation: We're about 20 days away from Texans Perry and Ted Cruz facing off for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination--plus a few others, of course.
Rick Perry as governor urged Congress to keep the Export-Import Bank alive.
Perry, no longer governor, this week declared the bank should die. That's a FULL FLOP for Perry on the PolitiFact Flip-O-Meter.
Van Taylor touted tax changes approved by the Texas Senate as the biggest tax cuts in Texas history.
They weren't, we found.
Scott Walker and Greg Abbott, both visiting the Texas-Mexico border, have something else in common.
Walker, governor of his state longer than Abbott has led Texas, has been checked more often, though.
Rick Perry, who might join Texan Ted Cruz in declaring for president, has said he's the only aspirant who's got military service under his belt.
That declaration overlooks some fellow longshots.
Remember last summer’s Pants on Fire claims about immigrants committing 3,000 murders in Texas?
A similar claim singling out Barack Obama just drew four Pinnochio's from The Washington Post’s Fact Checker which also revealed the state of Texas has reconfigured its data.
(See video of Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Dallas, making his statement at the 23:29 mark of the video posted above this story or go directly here.)
A poll shows Ted Cruz barely still the favorite of Texas Republicans considering presidential prospects--with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker close behind (within the poll's margin of error).
Poll results oft change. But Truth-O-Meter report cards just get longer. Walker has been fact-checked more than Cruz; he also has more Pants on Fire ratings. More ahead...
Source: News story, "UT/TT Poll: In Texas, Walker Ties Cruz; Clinton Soaring," the Texas Tribune, Feb. 23, 2015
Light the candles. We're five years old.
Outgoing Gov. Rick Perry recently got a laugh out of PolitiFact.
Appreciated -- and here's his Truth-O-Meter report card.
A trio of fact checks of flawed claims about activities near the Texas-Mexico border drew reader interest, each one landing among our 10 most-read stories of 2014:
* Ted Cruz incorrectly said Barack Obama has promised amnesty to illegal immigrants
* Pants on Fire: Duncan Hunter makes unconfirmed claim Border Patrol caught at least 10 ISIS fighters
* Rick Perry claim about 3,000 homicides by illegal immigrants not supported by stat
Triumphant candidates on Tuesday night heralded Texas’ growing power -- similarly invoking the incomplete claim that 1,000 people move here daily.
We figure we've done around 200 fact checks of Texas candidates and political figures leading into November’s balloting.
Ready to gorge?
An ominous ad about Greg Abbott and a salesman-rapist led our fact checks sparking the most reader interest in August.
Multiple political figures this summer made questionable claims about the Texas-Mexico border region and/or illegal immigrants -- ranging from people from terrorist states to Ukrainians to children from Central America. (And no, those weren't the political figures.)
The Truth-O-Meter leaned south.
Two years passed between PolitiFact Texas fact checks of Sarah Palin; the latest pair had to do with Palin’s critique of the indictments of Gov. Rick Perry.
In a tweet critical of Perry, O’Rourke charged the governor with falsely saying car bombs are going off in El Paso, which O'Rourke called the safest U.S. city.
O’Rourke was time traveling.
The former Alaska governor weighs in, with mixed results, on Gov. Rick Perry's indictment in Texas. Sen. Rand Paul, meanwhile, talks about the increasing militarization of America's civilian police forces -- all in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.
Today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup includes everything from claims that billionaires George Soros and Bill and Melinda Gates are tied to the Ebola outbreak in Africa to assertions that crime in Texas' Rio Grande Valley is below that of other big-cities areas in the Lone Star State.
In a Sunday interview, Perry asserted there’s a frightening record being set. Pants on Fire, PolitiFact in Washington, D.C., found.