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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.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, January 28th, 2013 at 11:19 a.m.

Perry’s “phenomenal” False

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

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 at 03:06 p.m.

PolitiFact Texas turns 3

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

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, January 14th, 2013 at 06:00 a.m.

Rick Perry's promises, metered

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

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, November 23rd, 2012 at 06:00 a.m.

Secession and the Truth-O-Meter

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

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, November 12th, 2012 at 05:36 p.m.

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!

By Bill Adair :: Published on Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 at 05:36 p.m.

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.

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