Monday, May 25th, 2015

All stories featuring Rick Perry

UPDATED: Grading Texas claims by, and about, Barack Obama

The president’s one-day swing to the Austin area gave rise to fact checks of, and about, him.

Obama, Perry, Hinojosa and jobs, jobs, jobs

Barack Obama came and went. Rick Perry and a leader of Texas Democrats took the occasion to loft jobs-related claims--now fact-checked.

Mailbag: PolitiFact Texas proves facts ‘are irrelevant to what you do’

A Texas congressman is silly, one reader writes. PolitiFact Texas writes as if facts are irrelevant, another says. Let’s open the mailbag.

Cartoonist incorrect about last state inspection of Texas plant

A California editorial cartoonist said the state of Texas last inspected the plant in West in 2006. That’s not so.  

Hammond: Businesses pay 60 percent of taxes in Texas

Bill Hammond, who helms the Texas Association of Business, spoke up for business tax cuts by saying businesses pay 60 percent of taxes in the state. Really?

Perry says Obama yet to respond to 2010 letter on border security

In a CNN interview, Perry said Obama has yet to respond to the 2010 letter on border security he tried to hand the president on the tarmac of a Texas airport. We see smoke.

Further checking Ted Cruz on Medicaid expansion

PolitiFact in Washington took a longer look at a Ted Cruz claim about Medicaid expansion--and stuck with its original False rating.

Perry quotes Obama saying Medicaid ‘broken’

Rick Perry says Barack Obama called Medicaid "broken." That’s Mostly True.

Perry, Cornyn, Cruz and Medicaid doctors in Texas

Perry, Cornyn and Cruz stood behind a claim that only 30 percent of Texas physicians accept new Medicaid patients. Survey says otherwise.

Encouraged by readers, we're checking just the facts in Texas

We welcomed a long-look chance to describe our mission in the Austin American-Statesman.

UPDATED: John Cornyn's rancher tweet among many claims about border conditions

John Cornyn’s disputed claim about hundreds of people nightly crossing a Texas ranch hasn't been confirmed. Other border claims have.

Mailbag: “Thanks again for showing your true colors”

We’re showing our colors, readers say, which is bad.

Texas judge read PolitiFact before finding school finance system unconstitutional

A news bulletin said PolitiFact influenced a judge’s decision that the Texas school funding system is again unconstitutional. Aw shucks. Really?

UPDATED: California pokes at Texas mostly hold up

A Sacramento Bee editorial leveled several criticisms of Texas. We rated most of them True or Mostly True.

Rick Perry fulfills, achieves compromises on 54 percent of his campaign promises

The Texas governor has fulfilled, or compromised on, more than half the promises he made winning re-election.

Perry’s “phenomenal” False

Rick Perry proclaimed a "phenomenal" increase in school funding. It shakes out as a decrease.  

PolitiFact Texas turns 3

The Austin American-Statesman's Texas-centric venture in fact-checking political figures just turned three.

Rick Perry's promises, metered

We’re getting closer to rating the fulfillment, or not, of all of Rick Perry’s 2010 campaign promises.

Secession and the Truth-O-Meter

Texas can’t secede, we’ve noted. That hasn’t kept residents from signing a petition.

Scariest lines of the 2012 campaign

For Halloween, we highlight the scare tactics of 2012. Don't be afraid! The Truth-O-Meter says they're not true!