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Cruz versus Perry for president featured on a Google Hangout

PolitiFact welcomed us to its inaugural Google Hangout this week. We talked about the prospect of Ted Cruz and Rick Perry vying for president--and how you can win a PolitiFact Texas coaster.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, April 4th, 2014 at 06:00 a.m.

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.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, March 18th, 2013 at 05:42 p.m.

Ron Paul's "zero" tax claim fueled No. 6 reader favorite fact check of 2012

Ron Paul's zinger about setting the income-tax rate at zero for everyone touched off the Truth-O-Meter. Our review put him in our readers' favorite articles of 2012 for the third time.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, December 24th, 2012 at 06:00 a.m.

UPDATED: Ron Paul claim about popularity of gold standard No. 7 reader favorite

Ron Paul's flawed claim about a poll and the gold standard landed him in our top 10 reader favorite fact-checks of 2012 for a second time.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, December 21st, 2012 at 06:00 a.m.

Michael Williams claim about Obama and gas prices No. 8 reader favorite

A one-time U.S. Senate hopeful who lost his 2012 U.S. House bid before ending up in state office accounts for our readers' No. 8 favorite fact-check of 2012. And Michael Williams aired his remark in 2011.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, December 20th, 2012 at 06:00 a.m.

Loaded chain email No. 9 reader favorite of 2012

Beware chain emails? Seems wise. Readers flocked to our check of a chain email about a federal agency loading up on ammunition.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 at 06:00 a.m.

Ron Paul's flawed count No. 10 among reader favorites

The Texan who stuck around in the 2012 presidential race made the most statements viewed most often by our readers through the year. Perhaps surprisingly, no fact-checks of the Texan who left the race early made it to our readers’ top 10. Today through New Year’s Eve, we’re rolling out the favorites.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.

Ron Paul's convention

Who needs a convention? Ron Paul did fine without, touching off waves of we're-with-ya chants in his Sunday speech to supporters -- also touching on two claims we’ve previously checked.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, August 27th, 2012 at 01:56 p.m.

Ron Paul stops spending; we'll keep checking

Texan Ron Paul is cutting off spending on his presidential campaign. The Truth-O-Meter carries on.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, May 14th, 2012 at 05:02 p.m.

Ron Paul's 40,000 new laws

Ron Paul said at Texas stops that 40,000 new laws landed on the books at the start of 2012. Not so.

By Meghan Ashford-Grooms, W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, April 27th, 2012 at 05:28 p.m.

Whither Ron Paul? Check his report card

A national newspaper asked the other day: "Whatever happened to Ron Paul?" Well, he still has a PolitiFact report card.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, April 2nd, 2012 at 11:09 a.m.

Super Tuesday guide: Finding truth in the attacks

It's Super Tuesday, and Georgians are heading to the polls. Here’s PolitiFact’s guide to the multimillion-dollar ad blitz. With the field down to four Republican contenders, campaigns and super PACs are attacking their opponents with hot-button allegations about supporting Planned Parenthood, Obamacare and even Nancy Pelosi that are designed to strike fear in the hearts of Republican voters. There's been some piling on. We've seen several examples where two (or more) candidates have made the same attack. The one candidate who hasn't been attacked much: Ron Paul. He's has been busy attacking others — but we didn’t find ads attacking him. (If you see one, send it our way!) Want to comment on our findings? Hit the "like" button on our Facebook page to post your thoughts. You can also follow us on Twitter.

By Becky Bowers, Willoughby Mariano :: Published on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 at 10:13 a.m.

Super Tuesday guide: Finding truth in the attacks

As 10 states prepare to vote on Super Tuesday, here’s PolitiFact’s guide to the multimillion-dollar ad blitz. With the field down to four Republican contenders, campaigns and super PACs are attacking their opponents with hot-button allegations about supporting Planned Parenthood, Obamacare and even Nancy Pelosi.

By Becky Bowers :: Published on Monday, March 5th, 2012 at 10:45 a.m.

Super Tuesday guide: Finding truth in the attacks

As 10 states prepare to vote on Super Tuesday, here’s PolitiFact’s guide to the multimillion-dollar ad blitz. With the field down to four Republican contenders, campaigns and super PACs are attacking their opponents with hot-button allegations about supporting Planned Parenthood, Obamacare and even Nancy Pelosi.

By Becky Bowers :: Published on Sunday, March 4th, 2012 at 08:32 a.m.

What we're watching: Ads in the runup to Super Tuesday

Whether on television or on the Internet, Republican presidential candidates are attacking each other in campaign ads. Some of the attacks are even true.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Thursday, March 1st, 2012 at 12:15 p.m.

Super Tuesday preview: GOP claims you may have heard, may hear again

With the GOP presidential primary just more than a week away, we know some Tennesseans may be just tuning in. Others may have already heard it all before. But which claims are true? Which are the most misleading? With help from our partners, PolitiFact Tennessee presents a preview of GOP talking points that may proliferate in the run up to the March 6 primary.

By Bartholomew Sullivan :: Published on Sunday, February 26th, 2012 at 12:00 a.m.

Ron Paul’s claim on gas prices touches off fire

Gas prices are going up, but an overstatement about their creep by presidential hopeful U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas set the Truth-O-Meter aflame.

By Meghan Ashford-Grooms :: Published on Friday, February 24th, 2012 at 02:05 p.m.

Fact-checking the Arizona presidential debate

The 20th episode of our favorite show had some familiar claims and some new ones. We put them to the Truth-O-Meter.

By Bill Adair, Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 11:55 p.m.

Familiar claim in Ron Paul ad slamming Rick Santorum

Presidential hopeful from Texas says rival former senator from Pennsylvania doubled the size of the U.S. Education Department. No single lawmaker could do that, we figure. Besides, the department's budget did not double when Republicans dominated.

By Meghan Ashford-Grooms :: Published on Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 11:38 a.m.

PolitiFact's guide to the Florida GOP primary

We review our fact-checking of the TV ads and debates for the Florida primary.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, January 30th, 2012 at 07:43 a.m.

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