PolitiFact welcomed us to its inaugural Google Hangout this week. We talked about the prospect of Ted Cruz and Rick Perry vying for president--and how you can win a PolitiFact Texas coaster.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, April 4th, 2014 at 06:00 a.m.
Larry Sabato’s claim made us wonder if Texas is the most populous reliably Republican state. You can bet your Georgia peaches.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 at 11:20 a.m.
Curious about who -- other than President Barack Obama -- has been fact-checked on the Truth-O-Meter most often? We were, too. So we created a list.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 at 09:00 a.m.
Rick Perry carries the nation--in Pants on Fire ratings, that is, though it's not quite that simple.
Texas continues to gain more than 1,000 people a day. But it’s not the fastest-growing state.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, January 16th, 2014 at 04:47 p.m.
In 2013, the U.S. Senate passed immigration legislation, but it died in the House. Along the way, we rated plenty of claims from all sides.
By Amy Sherman :: Published on Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 at 07:49 a.m.
In 2013, readers flocked to our fact checks of chain emails, statements about abortion and our report card for Ted Cruz. Hope you’re ready for the PolitiFact Texas Top 10 of 2013.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, December 30th, 2013 at 06:00 a.m.
In 2013, the U.S. Senate passed immigration reform, but it died in the House. Along the way, we rated plenty of claims on both sides.
By Amy Sherman :: Published on Thursday, December 26th, 2013 at 09:00 a.m.
A Democratic group's claim about the Texas voter ID law proved combustible. We've also checked other voting claims.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, November 4th, 2013 at 12:20 p.m.
Highlights of our first online live chat: Multiple mentions of Obama and a chance to recap a doctored photo.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, October 10th, 2013 at 03:59 p.m.
Perry, like Fiorina, understates the countries that permit abortions after 20 weeks of gestation.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, October 4th, 2013 at 04:15 p.m.
The single public poll run since Davis filibustered the Texas anti-abortion legislation delivered a mixed message about her popularity.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, September 23rd, 2013 at 12:26 p.m.
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and Texas Gov. Rick Perry argued about jobs and the economy when they appeared together on Crossfire.
The governors of Texas and Maryland traded factual claims on CNN’s Crossfire.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 at 06:22 p.m.
A New Jersey Democratic proclaims Christie and Perry to be similar in bad ways. And did Texas unemployment surge more than two percentage points during Perry’s governorship?
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 at 11:56 a.m.
Chief executives of the states will discuss a variety of issues at the National Governors Association convention, which is set for Aug. 2 to 4, 2013, in Milwaukee. We welcome them to Wisconsin with a roundup of recent gubernatorial Truth-O-Meter items produced by PolitiFact Wisconsin, as well as by our PolitiFact siblings in nine other states and at PolitiFact National.
By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Saturday, July 27th, 2013 at 08:00 p.m.
In 2011, we agreed 80,000 abortions annually occur in Texas. Now that figure is too high.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 at 05:07 p.m.
Rick Perry's promised "exciting" plan? He's not seeking another term as governor at the least. See updates at statesman.com. For our part, we are posting the Truth-O-Meter report card for the longest-serving governor in Texas history--and True-to-Pants on Fire report cards for various officeholders surely hankering to move up once Perry moves on.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, July 8th, 2013 at 01:16 p.m.
For the price of a special legislative session, Texas could pay for many condoms or birth control pills or even sexual health educators, according to a sign we spotted. Let's shop.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 at 03:06 p.m.
Rick Perry described Wendy Davis today as born to an unwed mother and having given birth out of wedlock. News to us.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, July 1st, 2013 at 11:46 a.m.
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