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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.

Presenting: The top 10 PolitiFact Texas fact checks of 2013

In 2013, readers flocked to our fact checks of chain emails, statements about abortion and our report card for Ted Cruz. Hope you’re ready for the PolitiFact Texas Top 10 of 2013.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, December 30th, 2013 at 06:00 a.m.

Cruz, Obama vying with others for Lie of the Year

PolitiFact in Washington, D.C., is primed to name its lie of the year, which may have been uttered by Ted Cruz or Barack Obama. And don't forget the Readers' Choice award.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, December 2nd, 2013 at 03:49 p.m.

November's greatest hits: Checks about Obamacare, Texas voter ID laws

Our checks of claims tied to the Obamacare law and the Texas voter ID mandate were reader favorites in November. Gubernatorial hopefuls Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis drew attention, too, while Ted Cruz’s Truth-O-Meter report card remained of interest.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Saturday, November 30th, 2013 at 06:00 a.m.

Giving thanks for True statements

As you prepare to break bread, we break down 10 statements from the past year that we found to be topical, entertaining or both. They all earned a True rating on the Truth-O-Meter.

By Steve Contorno :: Published on Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 at 04:12 p.m.

Ted Cruz stirs Truth-O-Meter

Obamacare-battling Ted Cruz, of late the most prominent Texan in Congress, had some recent claims come out on the not-so-fast end of the Truth-O-Meter.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, October 17th, 2013 at 11:31 a.m.

Top claims about the federal government shutdown

Just days into the federal government shutdown, we’ve already heard some distortions -- and some truths.

By Amy Sherman :: Published on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 at 01:46 p.m.

Obamacare myths and a Texas judge's 'trash it' letter

PolitiFact recently compiled the top 16 fact-checked myths of the Obamacare law. Then a reader reminded us of a ridiculous letter signed by a Texas judge.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Sunday, September 29th, 2013 at 06:00 a.m.

Cruz paperwork claim about Obamacare draws on flawed research, assumptions

Ted Cruz made a vivid paperwork claim. It had holes.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 at 09:40 a.m.

Is Ted Cruz, born in Canada, eligible to run for president?

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz might be eligible to run for Canada’s Parliament, according to the Dallas Morning News. But even releasing his birth certificate hasn’t settled whether Cruz can run for U.S. president. PolitiFact takes a fresh look at the question.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 at 04:48 p.m.

Is Ted Cruz, born in Canada, eligible to run for president?

We've looked at the Constitution's requirement that a president be a "natural born" citizen several times. With Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas in the news about his birth in Canada, we look again.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 at 04:41 p.m.

Is the health care law hurting the economy?

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has been making claims that Obamacare is a law that hurts the economy. But much of the evidence suggests another law deserves blame.

By Jon Greenberg :: Published on Thursday, August 8th, 2013 at 09:00 a.m.

Top five falsehoods of the immigration debate

From fence opt-out clauses to free phones for immigrants, PolitiFact has tracked rhetoric of the immigration debate. Here’s our collection of the top five falsehoods.

By Becky Bowers, Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, July 8th, 2013 at 11:07 a.m.

Top five falsehoods of the immigration debate

From fence opt-out clauses to free phones for immigrants, PolitiFact has tracked rhetoric of the immigration debate. Here’s our collection of the top five falsehoods.

By Becky Bowers, Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Sunday, July 7th, 2013 at 06:00 p.m.

Mailbag: ‘Your journalism professors would be so proud of you’

Readers blast. We share. It’s mailbag time.  

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, June 14th, 2013 at 11:05 a.m.

Is Ted Cruz constitutionally eligible to be president?

Rising Republican star Ted Cruz, the junior senator from Texas, is being looked at as a potential presidential contender. But some question whether Cruz, who was born in Canada, could become the chief executive because of the Constitution’s requirement that the president be a "natural born citizen." PolitiFact Ohio dug in.

By Tom Feran :: Published on Friday, May 10th, 2013 at 01:00 p.m.

Is Ted Cruz eligible under the Constitution to become president?

Rising Republican star Ted Cruz, the junior senator from Texas, is being looked at as a potential presidential contender. But some question whether Cruz, who was born in Canada, could become the chief executive because of the Constitution’s requirement that the president be a "natural born citizen." We look at the legal issues.

By Tom Feran :: Published on Thursday, May 9th, 2013 at 05:06 p.m.

Is a new study of Medicaid a game changer?

Opponents of expanding Medicaid have questioned whether the insurance program for the poor actually works. Here, we look at a new landmark study on health outcomes for people on Medicaid. The results were surprising.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Friday, May 3rd, 2013 at 02:06 p.m.

Is a new study of Medicaid a game changer?

A few weeks ago, we rated a claim by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, that "expanding Medicaid will worsen health care options for the most vulnerable among us in Texas." Then, this week, a landmark study was published that addresses some of the same questions. Would it have changed our False rating for Cruz? We take a fresh look.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Friday, May 3rd, 2013 at 12:37 p.m.

Is a new study of Medicaid a game changer?

A few weeks ago, we rated a claim by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, that "expanding Medicaid will worsen health care options for the most vulnerable among us in Texas." Then, this week, a landmark study was published that addresses some of the same questions. Would it have changed our False rating for Cruz? We take a fresh look.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Friday, May 3rd, 2013 at 12:16 p.m.

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