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Texas gaining more than 1,000 residents a day, but North Dakota growing faster

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.

Fact-checking immigration: A year-end report

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.

Presenting: The top 10 PolitiFact Texas fact checks of 2013

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.

Fact-checking immigration: PolitiFact's year-end report

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.

Smoking out voting claims

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.

Live chat on Obama and doctored photos

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.

Anita Perry echoes abortion claim by Carly Fiorina

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.

Is Wendy Davis fairest of them all in Texas?

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 vs. Texas on CNN's “Crossfire”

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and Texas Gov. Rick Perry argued about jobs and the economy when they appeared together on Crossfire.

By Angie Drobnic Holan, Louis Jacobson, W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, September 23rd, 2013 at 11:45 a.m.

Perry, O'Malley spar over whose economy rocks more

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.

Checking Chris Christie = Rick Perry and Texas unemployment

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.

A roundup of ratings on eve of National Governors Association meeting

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.

Texas abortions down, no longer 80,000 a year

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.

Fact-checking Rick Perry, who declares he won't run for governor in 2014

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.

Price check: Texas special session versus condoms, birth control pills or sexual health educators

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.

Perry: Wendy Davis born to unwed mother, later gave birth out of wedlock

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.

Rick Perry's 'Half True' description of Wendy Davis

Time ran out on legislation pitched as improving abortion regulation in Texas. But Gov. Rick Perry called another special session, starting Monday. We spent the filibuster week on a quartet of related fact checks, including whether Perry accurately described Sen. Wendy Davis' childhood and early adulthood.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, June 28th, 2013 at 05:29 p.m.

Rick Perry pitch touches on fact-checked claims

Perry’s fresh pitch-and-woo for businesses to move to Texas touches on established claims about jobs and people heading our way. The Truth-O-Meter rated the claims Mostly True to False.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, June 10th, 2013 at 03:54 p.m.

Rick Perry’s count of $10,000 college degrees

Rick Perry touted 13 Texas institutions offering $10,000 college degrees. We wondered.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 at 09:43 a.m.

El Paso "safest" large city in US? Hold fire

El Paso's county judge said the city is the safest burg of its size in the country. That sounded familiar--and flawed.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, May 31st, 2013 at 11:45 a.m.

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