Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Ted Cruz's file

Cruz

Republican from Texas

Ted Cruz, elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012, is the former solicitor general for the state of Texas, previously serving as the director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission, an Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice, and as a domestic policy advisor on the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign, according to his campaign biography.

Cruz's statements by ruling

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  • Mostly True7 (%)(7)
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  • Mostly False10 (%)(10)
  • False13 (%)(13)
  • Pants on Fire4 (%)(4)

Ted Cruz's website

Recent statements involving Ted Cruz

Recent stories featuring Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz leading Scott Walker in Texas? Not in Pants on Fire ratings

A poll shows Ted Cruz barely still the favorite of Texas Republicans considering presidential prospects--with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker close behind (within the poll's margin of error).

 

Poll results oft change. But Truth-O-Meter report cards just get longer. Walker has been fact-checked more than Cruz; he  also has more Pants on Fire ratings. More ahead...

 

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Source: News story, "UT/TT Poll: In Texas, Walker Ties Cruz; Clinton Soaring," the Texas Tribune, Feb. 23, 2015

Ted Cruz claim about ISIS nailing Christians to trees led to a most-read fact check of 2014

Ted Cruz, critical of ISIS, said the group had gone so far as to nail Christians to trees.

 

Truth-O-Meter said: False.

 

Our check of Cruz on this front was our No. 2-most-viewed story of 2014. (The No. 1 story, coming soon, arose from Bob Cole's mail.)

Lesson of 2014: Check the facts behind Mexico border claims

A trio of fact checks of flawed claims about activities near the Texas-Mexico border drew reader interest, each one landing among our 10 most-read stories of 2014:

 

* Ted Cruz incorrectly said Barack Obama has promised amnesty to illegal immigrants

 

* Pants on Fire: Duncan Hunter makes unconfirmed claim Border Patrol caught at least 10 ISIS fighters

 

* Rick Perry claim about 3,000 homicides by illegal immigrants not supported by stat

What is net neutrality?

Net neutrality is back in the news -- following President Barack Obama’s Nov. 10 proposal for "the strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality."

Ted Cruz, Dan Patrick, Ryan Sitton say 1,000 people a day move to Texas -- but hundreds leave too

Triumphant candidates on Tuesday night heralded Texas’ growing power -- similarly invoking the incomplete claim that 1,000 people move here daily.