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.)
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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.
Winners: Ted Cruz and Rick Perry, while Wendy Davis landed 10th and Greg Abbott didn’t make the cut. Rest easy, punditoids. We’re solely talking about July's 10 most-viewed PolitiFact Texas fact checks, including three Pants on Fire results.
It's all immigration, all the time in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup. Rick Perry, Glenn Beck and Lou Dobbs are among those whose claims are up for inspection.
Rick Perry and Greg Abbott, championing border security, each attributed 3,000 killings to people jailed in Texas living in the United States without legal authorization. But their declared source for this figure doesn’t prove out such claims--and there are unanswered questions.
Hillary Clinton claims her husband was "a hundred times" more effective at creating jobs than President Ronald Reagan. Time for today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.
Are Rick Perry, Rand Paul and Barack Obama on the same page on Iraq?
Perry and Paul have opposing views on whether America should intervene in other countries' conflicts, but their solutions for Iraq have similarities with each other -- and with President Barack Obama.