No one in Texas has faced the Truth-O-Meter more than Rick Perry, who's gotten more True ratings than anyone else in the state -- 10 -- while also leading in False (14) and Pants on Fire ratings (7).
The just-declared presidential hopeful has generally fared well on our other meter, the Perry-O-Meter, which rates the fulfillment of campaign promises, though given his speech in South Carolina today we're also marking as a Promise Broken his repeated vow not to run for president.
We're fact-checking claims from candidates at Thursday night's debate for the Republican presidential nomination.
Gov. Rick Perry won’t be there, but U.S. Rep. Ron Paul will, and we’ll be watching for testable statements.
We've posted new fact-checks of Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann and Newt Gingrich.
During the 140-day Texas legislative session that ended May 30, we tested claims from floor debates, press releases and advertising. But by far, our most-read article proved to be a check of state Rep. Leo Berman's statement about Barack Obama’s birthplace.
Presenting the top 10 PolitiFact Texas articles from January through May...
President Barack Obama figured into our fact checks of gas prices and border fencing last week. We also looked into a comparison by GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul of Texas and Texas Democrats’ budget claims.
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U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, bellied up to a Half True claim in the first pre-2012 GOP presidential debate last week. In our fact checks, we rated a pair of other Texans’ statements Pants on Fire.
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We're fact-checking several claims the Texas Republican made during Thursday's presidential debate in South Carolina. Check back to see how he fared on the Truth-O-Meter.
The South Carolina debate was missing several of the most prominent candidates, but there were still plenty of facts to check.
U.S. Rep. Ron Paul has launched a presidential exploratory committee. We’ve previously explored several statements by the outspoken Republican.
Boy howdy LBJ, we’re already edging toward the 2012 presidential election judging from a March claim that snagged our attention.
We took up GOP prospect Mitch Daniels’ riposte that government workers in 41 states fare better than the taxpayers who support them. Of course, many possible candidates also are fair game for the Truth-O-Meter.
We always call the person who made the claim and ask where he or she got the information that his or her statement was based on. Sometimes the answers are a little surprising.
The Truth-O-Meter seems more flammable lately.
If a candidate is off with a statistical claim, should they earn a False on the Truth-O-Meter?
Clinton has the endorsement of Jack Nicholson. McCain has Sylvester Stallone. Ron Paul is backed by a late-night radio personality named Waldo. We examine the endorsements of each candidate.
We check out the latest on President Bush's economic stimulus package and where the candidates stand on economic issues.
In a TV ad aimed at voters in Florida, Rudy Giuliani makes claims about cutting taxes, welfare reform and a national insurance fund. We find he's mostly right on two, but wrong on the other.
A breakdown of the immigration issue, including candidate-by-candidate positions.
We find some truth, some exaggerations and a Pants-on-Fire falsehood at the dual debates in New Hampshire.
They want to be commander in chief, but most of the presidential candidates have not served in the military. Our survey of their resumes finds that five of the 15 candidates have military experience.