All stories featuring Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz fact checks dominated Texas Truth-O-Meter in September

It was a very good September for PolitiFact stories featuring Ted Cruz.   Five Ted-Cruz-connected stories ranked among our 10 most-read articles in the month.

Checking Ted Cruz, Stephen Colbert on the CBS 'Late Show'

Two fact checks bubbled up from Ted Cruz's appearance on CBS with Stephen Colbert.

In debate, Ted Cruz pipes up on Iran deal, cutting off Planned Parenthood aid

For a spell, Ted Cruz looked to be a bit left out of the 11-candidate Republican presidential debate.   Then the Texan remaining in the field got back-to-back opportunities to criticize the Iran agreement and federal aid to Planned Parenthood. Later, he called the elevation of John Roberts to the U.S. Supreme Court "a mistake" before acknowledging he supported the Roberts' nomination at the time.   Cruz also said he'd place Rosa Parks on a revamped $20 bill.   Catch a lot more on PolitiFact's site and enjoy the Austin American-Statesman's coverage here.   See Ted Cruz's Truth-O-Meter report card here.

Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Sarah Palin and the Iran deal

A high-profile trio--Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin--rallied against the Iran nuclear deal.   HELPFULLY, PolitiFact posted your six things to know about the Iran deal.   See Trump's PolitiFact report card here; see Cruz's report card here.

Have you now or ever been a U.S. citizen? By birth, Ted Cruz says

Ted Cruz says it's a historical fact that since nationhood, children born to U.S. citizens living abroad were citizens too.   That's MOSTLY TRUE.   See Ted Cruz's full Truth-O-Meter report card here.

RedState Gathering drawing 10 GOP presidential hopefuls to Atlanta

Folks were still cleaning up the debate podiums in Cleveland when 10 Republican candidates for president were on their way to Atlanta. They will be in town for this weekend's RedState Gathering, a convention at the InterContinental Buckhead for conservative and party activists. The event will be lived streamed here if you want to watch. Expected candidates and speaking times are: Friday Aug. 7: 10:30 a.m. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie 11:30 a.m. — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry 1:30 p.m. — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal 3:30 p.m. — Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina 4:30 p.m. — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio Saturday Aug. 8 9:00 a.m. — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee 11:30 a.m. — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz 1:30 p.m. — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush 4:30 p.m. — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Between 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. — developer Donald Trump speaks at the event's "tailgate" at the College Football Hall of Fame  

Ted Cruz, Rick Perry among 17 Republicans debating today

Rick Perry relies on some well worn talking points in first debate.      

Six fact-checks over Texas, our reader favorites in June

Our check into a HALF TRUE Doonesbury claim about Greg Abbott tracking the Jade Helm 15 military exercise drew the most reader views in June.   Our reviews of claims by the Midland County sheriff, Abbott himself and Austin City Council Member Don Zimmerman also made our top six reader favorites for the month.

Ted Cruz, new author, calls PolitiFact noxious yellow journalism

We may be making Ted Cruz sick.   That seems to be what the Texas senator and Republican presidential candidate thinks about PolitiFact and our fact checks, according to his just-published book, "A Time for Truth."   Cruz calls PolitiFact a "new, particularly noxious species of yellow journalism that is beginning to infect what passes for modern political discourse." And there’s more.   See Cruz’s full Truth-O-Meter report card here. COMMENT on our Facebook page.  

Ted Cruz photos by Associated Press included several of gun seemingly pointed at him

Ted Cruz looks like he's got a gun pointed at him in a photo taken by the Associated Press in Iowa over the weekend--and the photo alone provoked concern in some circles, Politico said Sunday.   Conservative-oriented asked readers to imagine the outcry if a Democrat had been depicted similarly.   The AP distributed several other photos of Cruz speaking. We're sharing them here...

'Teabagger' group distorts Ted Cruz and others with images and fake quotations

As Ted Cruz and others surely know, a Facebook group called "Stop the World, Teabaggers Want Off" draws traffic partly by depicting conservatives--including Cruz of Texas--saying things actually not said.   The group says it's trying to poke fun.

Ted Cruz claim about costs of tax compliance, military drew most PolitiFact Texas views in May

Ted Cruz won the month of May--for us.   Our check of his claim about the costs of tax compliance and how much the country spends on the military was our most-viewed story of the month.   PLUS: See Ted Cruz's complete Truth-O-Meter report card.

Report: Texan Rick Perry poised to announce for president

The Dallas Morning News advises, here, that Rick Perry plans to declare his second bid for president June 4 in Dallas.   Translation: We're about 20 days away from Texans Perry and Ted Cruz facing off for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination--plus a few others, of course.    

Ted Cruz did not say 'no place for gays, atheists' in his America

A reader asked us to check a Facebook post showing Ted Cruz saying there's no place for gays or atheists in "my America."   PANTS ON FIRE!

Texas-reared Rand Paul and the Truth-O-Meter

Rand Paul, who just declared for president, has met the Truth-O-Meter--35 times.   He's also the second Texan seeking the Republican nomination. Former Gov. Rick Perry has said he'll reveal his desires in May or June.   OK, Paul is from Kentucky. And he was born in Pennsylvania. But he grew up in Texas; his father, former presidential hopeful Ron Paul, was a Lake Jackson congressman.   As shown below, Sen. Paul has a wide-ranging Truth-O-Meter record. MORE:  

Pants on Fire for Facebook meme about Ted Cruz, Barack Obama, citizenship an online hit

 A Facebook meme suggests Canada-born Ted Cruz conveniently flip-flopping on needing to be born in the U.S. to run for president.   Pants on Fire! The comments attributed to Cruz don't reflect any actual remarks that we could find.   Our look at the meme turned out to be  

Ted Cruz's first fact checks as presidential hopeful

Fact  checks of Ted Cruz spiked as he declared his candidacy for president.   We ended the week by lighting afire a Facebook meme critical of Cruz and rolling in Obama.   MORE...

Rick Perry alone among presidential prospects in military service?

Rick Perry, who might join Texan Ted Cruz in declaring for president, has said he's the only aspirant who's got military service under his belt.   That declaration overlooks some fellow longshots.

Ted Cruz and the Truth-O-Meter Already Hot

Ted Cruz, the lively Texas senator, is declared  his candidacy for president Monday. (Ahem, he tweeted his plans before he spoke.) Win or lose in that endeavor, the Houston lawyer already has a Truth-O-Meter record drawing lots of online attention. See his ratings through today below. Dig into some of his "greatest hits" in our story starting here. Or gander at a PolitiFact look into his eligibility to run for president (Cruz was born in Canada) here.   It's TRUE: Cruz is the longest-serving solicitor general of Texas in history.  

Ted Cruz, presidential possible, has 'Time for Truth' book coming

Ted Cruz has a book coming this summer, perhaps in time to run for president.   Coming in June: "A Time for Truth."   Can't wait? Check out the Texas Republican's Truth-O-Meter report card.