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.
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.
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 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'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.
Once a week for two years, Austin's KUT News has talked through one of our fact checks. Cake time? Kind of.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 at 11:04 a.m.
Rick Perry, exhorting the Boy Scouts to continue excluding gays, analogized to Sam Houston and slavery on the eve of the Civil War. We wondered about that.
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