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PolitiFact Texas at the Texas Tribune Festival

We listened to speakers at the second annual Texas Tribune Festival. Hear anything we should check?  

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 at 05:22 p.m.

Mitt Romney's big night, plus a Texas teacher

On the last night of the Republican National Convention, Mitt Romney accepted the party's presidential nomination -- and a Texas educator saluted specialized academies.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, August 31st, 2012 at 07:37 a.m.

Obama’s record on the Truth-O-Meter

President Obama, stopping in Austin, naturally figures into many fact checks.  

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 at 05:42 p.m.

Perry, Dewhurst and Barack Obama on the links

Rick Perry echoes a Dewhurst claim about Obama's golf outings.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, June 8th, 2012 at 12:44 p.m.

Low wattage claims

The House approved two amendments Tuesday night to repeal a Bush-era law on light bulbs  Here's a compilation of our many fact-checks on the light bulb law and what it would really do.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 at 01:30 p.m.

A fresh untruth about tuition for undocumented students

We've posted our review of a fresh claim that a Republican legislator gave in-state tuition to illegal immigrants. Our look at this claim -- which caught fire -- reminded us we'd previously explored misconceptions about the Texas tuition law.

By Sue Owen :: Published on Friday, May 25th, 2012 at 05:51 p.m.

Planned Parenthood versus the State of Texas

As the dispute over whether the state can exclude Planned Parenthood health centers from the Women’s Health Program plays out in court, we look back at two fact-checks of statements about Planned Parenthood’s involvement in the program.

By Meghan Ashford-Grooms :: Published on Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 at 01:14 p.m.

Perry's Coyote Special difficult to order?

At an NRA meeting, Rick Perry joked about the demand for the Ruger-made gun inspired by his 2010 coyote killing. Curious, we learned that demand for Ruger’s products in general is so high that all orders are temporarily suspended — though there’s no confirmed Perry factor.

By Meghan Ashford-Grooms :: Published on Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 at 10:35 a.m.

Is 'pink slime' safe?

Texas Gov. Rick Perry recently defended a form of ground beef that critics malign as "pink slime." In addition to calling  the product "nutritious" and "affordable," the Texas governor described it as safe. Is that right?

By Meghan Ashford-Grooms :: Published on Thursday, April 12th, 2012 at 06:00 a.m.

$8.5 million goes to Perry's scholarships goal

There's a new turn on a Perry promise about college scholarships, which we recently rated as a Compromise.

By Sue Owen :: Published on Friday, April 6th, 2012 at 12:10 p.m.

Rick Perry’s promises

Rick Perry has been off the national campaign trail long enough for the Perry-O-Meter to crunch into gear. Here's proof.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, March 8th, 2012 at 10:36 a.m.

Reader: Maybe rename PolitiFact the Opinion-O-Meter?

When readers find us off our rockers, they let us know. Here’s to another dip in the mailbag.  

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, January 23rd, 2012 at 02:42 p.m.

Fifty fact checks of Rick Perry for president

Claims by or about Rick Perry as he stumped for president gave the Truth-O-Meter a vigorous workout. Highlights, please!  

By Meghan Ashford-Grooms, W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, January 20th, 2012 at 06:00 a.m.

Fact-checking Rick Perry’s presidential run

Texas Gov. Rick Perry kept the Truth-O-Meter whirring during his run for president.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, January 19th, 2012 at 10:16 a.m.

S.C. debate claim familiar? Find our research fast

America has bases in 130 countries? A million new jobs were created in Texas?  Presidential candidates Ron Paul and Rick Perry of Texas covered a lot of ground in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day debate. Click here for our research on some of their claims.

By Meghan Ashford-Grooms, Sue Owen :: Published on Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 at 04:20 p.m.

PolitiFact Texas turns two

PolitiFact Texas just turned 2 -- bounding into toddler-hood in part thanks to strong interest in fact checks of Rick Perry and Barack Obama.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, January 12th, 2012 at 06:00 a.m.

Do Romney, Perry, Gingrich want to zero out aid to Israel?

That's the claim President Barack Obama's campaign makes on its website. But we found serious problems with the charge.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 at 07:07 p.m.

Rick Perry’s bargain haircut?

Gov. Perry says he once got his remarkable hair cut for $1, but now it’s costing $25. We wondered.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 at 10:28 a.m.

Perry calls Obama socialist, sets Truth-O-Meter aflame

Debating in New Hampshire on Sunday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry charged President Barack Obama with being a socialist. The Truth-O-Meter found that claim not only inaccurate but ridiculous. Pants on Fire!

By Meghan Ashford-Grooms :: Published on Monday, January 9th, 2012 at 12:17 p.m.

Perry's abortion shift latest fodder for Flip-O-Meter

We warmed up the Flip-O-Meter to assess Rick Perry's shifting position on abortion. He's not the only Texas official who's received the flip-flop test.

By Meghan Ashford-Grooms :: Published on Thursday, December 29th, 2011 at 04:11 p.m.

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